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Please help to find Mandela

Please help to find Mandela

Niël Terblanché


THE community of Lüderitz and the Namibian Police needs the help of the public to find a little boy, the three-year-old Mandela Nakela that has been missing for the past two days.


According to the missing person report provided by the Public Relations Division of the Namibian Police the toddle went missing on Monday while he was playing with other children in the Area 7 residential area of Lüderitz.


His mother, Juliana Ndafyaata reported her son missing on Tuesday. She has been on holiday in the harbour town for ten days before her son went missing.



The community has been searching for the little boy since Monday afternoon.


According to the report Mandela was last seen by his distraught mother at about 12:00 on Monday afternoon while playing with a four-year-old girl from the same location.


“At about 18:00 on the same day the same little girl was found in the company of other children while they were looking for Mandela. It is not clear how Mandela got separated from the girl,” the report states.


The little girl told the adults that helped with the initial search that Mandela was last seen standing next to a fence at Aeroplane Main Road which leads to the NHE location about one kilometre away from the Area 7 location.


According to the report the toddler was last seen wearing a red T-shirt, a blue pair of trousers and a pair of sandals. He is brown in complexion.


According to the report the police got involved with the search on Tuesday and on Wednesday morning they search parties were reinforced by members of the Special Reserve Force on Wednesday morning.


Anyone with information about Mandela’s whereabouts is urgently requested to contact the parents of the little boy at 081 695 4974 (mother) and 081 219 3691 (father), or the acting Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator Chief Inspector Kotungondo at 081 355 1422, or Detective Warrant Officer Kenahama at 081 317 6432 or the nearest Police Station.


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