Where is Alakhe Gwambi? – Search for Motherwell boy enters Day 4
Andile Sicetsha

Motherwell authorities have escalated the search for six-year-old Alakhe Gwambi and issued a public notice on details of the missing boy as his disappearance enters its fourth day on Wednesday 24 June.

Alakhe Gwambi: Motherwell is looking for this boy

According to police spokesperson Captain Andre Beetge, the last time anyone saw Alakhe Gwambi alive was on Saturday 20 June, at approximately 16:00.

At the time, it is believed his parents were in the process of moving to a new home in the same area.

Testimonies from people who saw him on this day state that Alakhe Gwambi last seen playing with his friends at Addo squatter camp, opposite NU 12 in Motherwell, Eastern Cape.

What was he wearing when he went missing?

“He was wearing a red and blue spiderman cap, blue and red tracksuit top, navy jeans and white takkies,” Captain Beetge revealed.

It is not clear when or how his parents were alerted of his disappearance.

However, Captain Beetge confirmed that a missing person case was filed on Sunday 21 June.

Useful information in the search for Alakhe Gwambi

This is a map of the area where Alakhe Gwambi was last seen alive:

Sourced from Google Maps

To get a general idea of the area he lived in, we sourced some images from Google Street View:

Sourced from Google Street View
Sourced from Google Street View
Sourced from Google Street View

At this time, the six-year-old’s disappearance is being treated as a missing person investigation with no indications of foul play.

However, those involved in the kid’s search are growing worrisome as it has now been four days without any trace of the young boy.

Captain Beetge has pleaded with the public to closely examine the picture of the boy (it’s the feature image of this article but we have included it below for further scrutiny) and relay any information on his whereabouts — if indeed you think you have seen him recently — to:

  • investigating officer Detective Sergeant Celia Mbangi at 071 352 4475; or
  • the Motherwell Cluster Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit.