A man who went missing from his home in Delft six years ago has been found sleeping rough on the streets of Eswatini.
The man, identified as Denzil Daniels was found by Eswatini police while he was looking for food in rubbish bins at a shopping centre .
Daniels then gave the officers his mother’s address in Cape Town. The police subsequently contacted their counterparts in South Africa.
Denzil, who is mentally challenged, went missing in 2013 while on his way home from the shops with his father.
His dad just popped in by a neighbour and gave the groceries to Denzil to take home and that was six years ago. That very day he went missing.
Pastor Charles George of Delft Community Policing Forum says the question as to how Denzil ended up in another country with no paperwork remains a mystery.
“We want to find out how it’s possible for a guy like Denzil to land up in Swaziland without documentation.”
“After years spent searching, Denzil’s family were so convinced that he had died, they held a memorial for him,” he said.
The family is now facing a further challenge of bringing Denzil back home.
Pastor George says they are now mobilising resources in order to bring Denzil back home as he is classed as an illegal immigrant.
Pastor George says there’s concern for how he will adjust to life back in Cape Town.
“Denzel is not aware that his father and a brother have passed on, when he gets home he will be exposed to all these things. We are a bit concerned about what his reaction will be.”