Dessie Rechner of the organization Pink Ladies has made a new pamphlet with photographs showing Slavko Yaksic with short hair, as he be seen before he disappeared.
A Chilean backpacker’s family is sick of worries after the missing man had not home a week ago after a visit in South-Africa.
Slavko Andro Yaksic Besoaín (29), also known as Kaka, was last seen on the September 24th at the Melusi-Christian community on Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal. The director of the center confirms this. Peter Hambidge said Yaksic arrived there on September 20th.
“We actually work with homeless people. He was therefore an extraordinary visitor, “said Hambidge to Maroela Media on Wednesday,” but I said he could spend the night with us because I did not want him out overnight. ”
Hambidge said the idea was that Yaksic would leave again the next morning after resting, but at last he stayed until Monday. “I did not experience any problems with him and thought that we could give him a place to sleep and eat.”
Hambidge said he had derived from his conversations with Yaksic that he was confused with Hare Krishnas at one stage. “We are a Christian mission, but we do not judge people based on their religious convictions.”
When arriving at Melusi, Yaksic had Rasta locks, but during his stay at the mission, someone shaved his dark hair sort . When he left, he had a goat’s beard, Hambidge told.
“He said he was on his way to Bergville because he was fond of little villages. When he told me about some places he had visited in South Africa, I warned him that it was unsafe to travel through our area. ”
But Yaksic has assured Hambidge that he never once felt scared during his travels in the country . “He said he believes as long as one is kind to others, they will treat you with the same respect as well.”
He left Melusi with his “very expensive” camera with him and a fully-equipped backpack, including groceries, a gas burner and a tent in it.
Hambidge says he had no good feeling about what could have been of Yaksic.
When he left the center, he wore a striped wine-red, brown-and-yellow top with an orange “hippie” trousers, blue shirt and Crocs.
His mother, Patricia Besoaín, who lives in Santiago has meanwhile appear on Chilean television and told in tears of her son’s disappearance saying the family is sick of concern. Their last contact with him by WhatsApp was on Tuesday, September 25th. Apparently he was still seen on Dundee on October 1.
Yaksic was supposed to fly home from Johannesburg last Wednesday, but never arrived at the OR Tambo airport.
Two members of IRS Forensic Investigations, Chad Thomas and Jarod Paul, travelled to Memel in the South Free State and Newcastle, Dundee, Tugela Ferry, Greytown and Mooi River, on Tuesday from Johannesburg to search for Yaksic, but without success.
Yaksic and his girl came to South Africa in August, but had to be back to work on August 10th. Because he had extra time, he decided to undertake a backpacking trip through the country, his uncle Paul Quiroz told TimesLive.
Patricia Besoaín, Yaksic’s mother, said in tears on Chilean television how worried about their disappearance.
Dessie Rechner of the organization Pink Ladies, who tries to detect missing people, says a private detective started searching for Tuesday. A notice has been reported to Norwood in Gauteng because it was a person with whom his parents from Chile could contact.
His father was on his way to South Africa on Wednesday. Rechner says she works closely with the police at Dundee. Chile’s embassy approached her and she works with them as well.
Rechner is now waiting for his dad to arrive, but in the meanwhile he has produced a new leaflet with photos of his short hair and across the province as well as in four neighboring provinces. Interpol is also involved.
She told Yaksic to leave his laptop and guitar on Jozini, also in KwaZulu-Natal, to retrieve later. Apparently he was on his way to get it on the way to Johannesburg, but never came out.
A reward is exaggerated for any information that may result in Yaksic being traced. Call Dundee’s detectives at 034 299 9700 or Pink Ladies at Pleasure 072 214 7439, which is also a WhatsApp number.
Despite various attempts, Maroela Media was unable to comment on the matter with the police.
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