Tuesday, July 5, 2022

No trace of twins allegedly abducted by their father

It is now more than ten months since the mysterious disappearance of 10-year-old twin girls that are feared to have been abducted by their father.

Police say they have no clue as to the whereabouts of the two children.

Speaking to the Sunday Standard this week, Detective Superintendent Phanyoitsile Nnanakoko of Mochudi Police Station, said, “We are still looking for the twin girls, Kefilwe and Khumo Lebotse, aged 10, who are believed to have been kidnapped by their father, Brighton Banda, who is also nowhere to be found.”

He said, so far, the most difficult thing is the fact that the investigators are struggling to trace the family of the suspect but fear that he might not have used his real names.
Nnanakoko said the information that they have, which has not been verified, is that the suspect is a Zimbabwean.

He said they strongly believe that both the suspect and the children are within the southern African region although not exactly sure in which particular country.

Photographs of the children have been circulated, especially in neighbouring countries.
Nnanakoko added that they had also informed Interpol who have already placed the photographs of the missing children on to their website.

He said, as the police, they cannot give out any reward to any informer because it is a case that does to warrant reward.

“I still want to appeal to the members of the public to assist us with any information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects.”

The twins were last seen sometime at the beginning of this year. They were Standard Four pupils at Metsimotlhabe Primary School.

So far, Botswana Police have registered about six missing people with Interpol and they appear on Interpol’s website.

Among the listed names are Ketshipile Serite, Lazarus Tlou, Seitebaleng Tselayakgosi and Tirelo Mhlongo, popularly known as Mma Mhlongo.

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