After desperate two-year search for fugitive mom, dad reunited with son
The mother brought the child from Denmark to SA for a relative’s funeral in 2019, then went on the run with him
A Danish dad has been reunited with his young son after an international manhunt for his ex-wife, a South African doctor, who disappeared without trace with the child 18 months ago.
Perseverance led a Durban private detective and a police officer to the woman and child in Port Edward, on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, a day after the little boy’s fifth birthday two weeks ago.
The father, who had previously secured an order in the Durban High Court for his son’s immediate return to the country of his birth under The Hague Convention, immediately hopped on a plane. Within hours of their meeting, the little boy asked him: “Can I hold your hand.”..