Two goodhearted policemen reunite Capetonian Denzil Daniels with his family

Two police officers from Delft volunteered to drive Jane Daniels all the way to eSwatini, to fetch her mentally ill son Denzil, who had been missing for six years.

Denzil Daniels was believed to have died six years ago and was recently found in Eswatini formerly known as Swaziland.

He disappeared without a trace from Delft until he was recently found scratching in bins outside a supermarket by the police.

Read: Capetonian Denzil Daniels can be reunited with his family, says Home Affairs

Kieno Kammis chats to South African Police Service (Saps) warrant officer Michael Daniels and CPF Charles George.

The first thing that went through my mind when the mother told us about her son, is that I thought about my own children. What would I do if my child was gone for six years? I would probably not be able to sleep, I would worry if he has a bed wherever he is. Does he have food to eat?

Michael Daniels, Warrent officer - Saps

He says Jane went to the police station and told them that she feels that her son is still alive and she had a dream about him.

We later tried to investigate and suddenly a phone call came, where an inspector in eSwatini asked if we are working with missing person's unit, and we said yes, he asked us whether we know a Denzel Daniels and I said the name didn't sound familiar. But he told us there was a Denzel Daniels in Eswatini roaming the streets.

Michael Daniels, Warrent officer - Saps

George says they volunteered to go fetch Daniels and was taken to hospital for a medical check-up.

All the doctors are on standby to make sure that they can do proper assessments with regards to Daniels condition. We brought him back late last night

Charles George, Pastor - CPF

Listen below to the full interview:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Two goodhearted policemen reunite Capetonian Denzil Daniels with his family


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'I suspect we are going to see a confident man with sense of own righteousness'

'I suspect we are going to see a confident man with sense of own righteousness'

Professor Ivor Chipkin weighs in on former president Jacob Zuma's upcoming testimony at the Zondo Commission.

Jacob Zuma at Zondo Commission: 'Doubtful we will see him take the stand'

Jacob Zuma at Zondo Commission: 'Doubtful we will see him take the stand'

EWN editor-in-chief Mahlatse Mahlase weighs in on the former president's much-anticipated appearance at the inquiry.

Babes Wodumo assault charge against Mampintsha withdrawn, confirms NPA

Babes Wodumo assault charge against Mampintsha withdrawn, confirms NPA

Spokesperson Natasha Cara says this is because the two underwent and completed a process called Alternative Dispute Resolution.

'The pillar stone of what we do is that of confidentiality'

'The pillar stone of what we do is that of confidentiality'

LifeLine Western Cape counsellor Glynis Depper unpacks what her organisation is doing help individuals hard hit by crime.

Capetonian Denzil Daniels can be reunited with his family, says Home Affairs

Capetonian Denzil Daniels can be reunited with his family, says Home Affairs

Daniels family believed he had died until he was recently found in eSwatini after being missing for six years.

Man missing from Delft since 2013 found sleeping rough in eSwatini

Man missing from Delft since 2013 found sleeping rough in eSwatini

Denzil Daniels, who has special needs, went missing from his home in Delft six years ago and his family presumed he was dead.

Popular articles
[BREAKING NEWS] Johnny Clegg (66) has passed away

[BREAKING NEWS] Johnny Clegg (66) has passed away

Specialists diagnosed the singer with pancreatic cancer in 2015.

Investigators find serious corruption at EOH

Investigators find serious corruption at EOH

A probe found "suspicious transactions" worth R1.2bn, bribery and theft. Bruce Whitfield interviews EOH CEO Stephen Van Coller.

'Thomas Stringfellow lost the money I got when my wife and baby died'

'Thomas Stringfellow lost the money I got when my wife and baby died'

"There’s a 91-year-old. There are people in the hospital who rely on this money to survive," says scam victim Laurence Upton.

'Batchelor was once close to Mikey Schultz and self-confessed Kebble killers'

'Batchelor was once close to Mikey Schultz and self-confessed Kebble killers'

Journalist and author Mandy Wiener describes former footballer Marc Batchelor's links to alleged underworld figures.

Capitec Bank has the strongest brand of any company in South Africa

Capitec Bank has the strongest brand of any company in South Africa

Castle Lager came in second, followed by FNB, Black Label, Discovery and Vodacom, according to the 2019 Brand Finance report.

3 best JSE and offshore shares to buy, right now (by Anchor Capital)

3 best JSE and offshore shares to buy, right now (by Anchor Capital)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield asks Henry Biddlecombe (an analyst at Anchor Capital) for his stock picks of the week.

Advisor scams pensioners out of R100 million with promises of 14% returns

Advisor scams pensioners out of R100 million with promises of 14% returns

Bruce Whitfield interviews Phillip de Wet (Business Insider), Robert Walton (Boutique Collective Investments) and Brandon Topham.

'I should have told the Sunday Times the pot smoking was irrelevant'

'I should have told the Sunday Times the pot smoking was irrelevant'

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw says he's sorry for any harm caused in his article on Mkhwebane and her principal witness.

[WATCH] Over 50 artists record special version of Johnny Clegg’s  “The Crossing”

[WATCH] Over 50 artists record special version of Johnny Clegg’s “The Crossing”

For this week's #GoodNewsThursdays, we find out the inspiration behind the production.