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PE Toddler abducted by mom's ex-lover still missing two weeks later

Jun 25, 2015
PE Toddler abducted by mom's ex-lover still missing two weeks later

A three-year-old girl, who was allegedly abducted by ex-boyfriend of the child's mother, is still missing and Port Elizabeth police have again appealed to the public for help in finding her.

Roxanne Unathi Stuurman who was last seen on the afternoon of 10 June.

It is alleged that the young girl was taken to Kenako Mall, Struandale, Port Elizabeth, by her mother’s ex-boyfriend, Lubabalo Galela, at about 13:50.

After two hours, the mother tried to contact the 28-year-old man, but his phone was off.

He later called the mother back and promised to bring the child back home, but he never kept his promise.

Galela is not the child's biological father.

On 11 June, the young girl was reported missing at Algoa Park SAPS by her mother.

Algoa Park Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) members visited various addresses in Zwide, Soweto-on-Sea and Missionvale including the man’s working premises in search of the man and/or the missing child without success. 

Algoa Park SAPS are appealing to anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Lubabalo Galela and Roxanne Unathi Stuurman to phone the Investigating Officer D/Cst Luzuko Pehlo, on 082 565 0155, or Crime Stop 08600 10111 or the Crime Line 32211.

All the information will be treated confidential.

Below: Lubabalo Galela, who was last seen with little Roxanne Unathi Stuurman.