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Find Leon Orsmond

Find Leon Orsmond

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Leon Orsmond, a South African advertising man living in Kigali, Rwanda, disappeared on 17 February 2018.

His family has contacted both the South African and Rwandan authorities, but there has been no sign of him since. In the weeks leading up to his disappearance, Mr. Orsmond posted a number of posts on his Facebook page "Freedom Of Speech Rwanda" which were critical of Rwanda's President Kagame and the Rwandan government.

The Rwandan police have made no headway in the search for him and his family and friends now believe a private investigator is needed to go and look for clues as to why he may have been abducted. A police search of hospitals and morgues has not turned up anything.

The funds requested are for return flights, hotel accommodation and four days of enquiries by the highly experienced South African investigator.

Read about Leon's disappearance in the news, here and here.

*This campaign creator has opted to have BackaBuddy assist with the management of the funds, helping to ensure your donation goes directly to the relevant organisation or individual as stated in the campaign copy

Donations

  • Jun 01, 2018 - USD $ 78.75
  • "Peace" - Jax

  • May 17, 2018 - USD $ 31.85
  • "Wishing you strength" - Sue

  • May 15, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Come home safe and sound Leon!" - Jill Farley

  • May 14, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Praying that we find you." - Felix

  • May 09, 2018 - USD $ 16.72
  • "Nearly there..." - Anon

  • May 09, 2018 - R 334.17
  • "The Duchess told me about Digby;s disappeared cousin - so I'd like to help and make a contribution. Hope, Leon will be found soon! Martin Stephenson from UK" - Martin Stephenson

  • May 07, 2018 - R 800.00
  • "I've known Digby for many years and whilst I've never met his cousin Leon let's hope he's found in Rwanda soon and returns safely to his family & friends. All the best from us in the UK, Ray & Emma" - Ray & Emma

  • May 07, 2018 - R 600.00
  • "Come back Boet!" - Anonymous

  • May 05, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "hOPE THIS WILL HELP AND SECURE HIS SAFE RETURN " - JENNIFER PETERSEN

  • May 04, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Let's find Leon and then get him safely home to SA - our thanks to family & relatives & friends for donating! " - Digby & Martine Orsmond

  • May 01, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "You're in our thoughts every day" - Anonymous

  • Apr 30, 2018 - USD $ 12.17
  • ""Bring back Leon safely!"" - Murray Scannell

  • Apr 30, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Praying to find Leon" - Landie

  • Apr 29, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Please find Leon " - Nicole Bruce

  • Apr 27, 2018 - USD $ 16.99
  • "It's payday!" - Marcelle

  • Apr 26, 2018 - USD $ 32.16
  • "Come back Leon!" - Jimmy Flute

  • Apr 26, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "Much love" - Elise

  • Apr 25, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Hope he gets back soon." - Nick

  • Apr 25, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "We want you back safe and sound Leon!" - Shirli

  • Apr 25, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "good luck ihope it becomes a happy outcome." - grant.

  • Apr 25, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you all the best...keeping my fingers crossed " - Miriam

  • Apr 25, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Praying for your safe return Leon & praying for Chelsey and Carol- keep strong in this time! With God anything is possible- Leon will return safely in the mighty name of Jesus! " - Anna Hlalele

  • Apr 24, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "I hope you are ok, Leon." - Guy Spiller

  • Apr 24, 2018 - USD $ 42.65
  • "<3" - Miriam van Groen

  • Apr 24, 2018 - USD $ 26.26
  • "I love you Chelsey and can’t imagine what this is like for you" - Amy S

  • Apr 24, 2018 - USD $ 42.65
  • "My love and best wishes for your safe return" - Ravi

  • Apr 24, 2018 - USD $ 21.32
  • "?" - Booth- Bornman

  • Apr 22, 2018 - USD $ 43.51
  • "Please find Leon" - Jenny

  • Apr 21, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "May the lion rise again soon." - Barend

  • Apr 20, 2018 - USD $ 242.77
  • "Good luck, may you find him well and may Leon's testimony of God's grace, protection and blessings follow him for the rest of his days." - Madelain

  • Apr 20, 2018 - USD $ 88.02
  • "I hope this will assist you in this emotional stressful task " - Zambetti

  • Apr 20, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "solidarity with all and Leon" - John Capel

  • Apr 20, 2018 - USD $ 220.06
  • "Looking forward to seeing you back with your family and friends." - Mike

  • Apr 19, 2018 - R 614.80
  • "hope you are with your loved ones soon " - good samaritan

  • Apr 19, 2018 - USD $ 44.04
  • "Leon, we are all thinking of you and wishing you well." - Judy van Dam

  • Apr 19, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Hope you are safe Leon." - Ingrid Harvey

  • Apr 19, 2018 - USD $ 30.82
  • "Keep the donations coming people!" - Dave

  • Apr 19, 2018 - R 1 510.00
  • "Praying for Leon's safe return" - Shirley, Donald & Clive Orsmond

  • Apr 18, 2018 - USD $ 30.72
  • "Hope Leon be found safe and well soon and return to those who love him." - Anna Orsmond

  • Apr 18, 2018 - USD $ 21.04
  • "My car just passed it's MOT, so this is a small contribution on behalf of Marge and Dick, my other parents when I was a kid!" - Marcelle

  • Apr 18, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thank you for doing this Philip. What an amazing friend you are." - Sanjai

  • Apr 18, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Come home safely Leon. " - Viv Gordon

  • Apr 18, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Hope you are home soon" - Gail Lowman

  • Apr 18, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Come back safely" - Gloria Orsmond

  • Apr 17, 2018 - USD $ 28.62
  • "Hope this helps, hope he returns safely" - Martina

  • Apr 17, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Safe return" - Boudoir Boutique

  • Apr 17, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Please help find leon" - Anna

  • Apr 16, 2018 - USD $ 26.17
  • "Sending Strength & Light to Leon's friends and family." - Valentina

  • Apr 16, 2018 - USD $ 26.17
  • "Get Leon Back!" - Lawrence Mitchell

  • Apr 16, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "I hope they find you soon" - Matt

  • Apr 16, 2018 - R 172.84
  • "I hope Leon will be reunited with his family soon!" - Laurence Forlot

  • Apr 16, 2018 - USD $ 17.44
  • "I pray that you find him soon" - Sam

  • Apr 16, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Hope this helps" - Ian Difford

  • Apr 16, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Hoping for the best." - Marinda Claasen

  • Apr 16, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "Hope you find him! " - Michelle

  • Apr 15, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "In our thoughts every day." - Anonymous

  • Apr 14, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Sending strength xxxx " - Hannah

  • Apr 14, 2018 - USD $ 41.46
  • "Sending lots of care and prayers for Leon and his family" - Khali

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Don’t let the bastards grind you down " - Eli Coelho

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 719.74
  • "In my prayers." - Spencer

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Keep faith and believing Leon will come back to his family and home " - Eugene beverley

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 260.00
  • "Good luck" - Shane

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 66.27
  • "Now we have R28 000 if my maths is correct. That's a big if. Please other people, donate random amounts of money, so Leon can be found." - Person Who Likes Even Numbers

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 1 542.30
  • "Leon we need you back!" - Robyn Morshead

  • Apr 13, 2018 - USD $ 87.27
  • "In fervent hope of answers." - Kirsten

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "I’m really sorry to hear of this news. Wishing you all the very best with the investigation." - TK

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "NoSweat Work" - NoSweat Work

  • Apr 12, 2018 - USD $ 83.73
  • "I hope so much you will find him!" - glg vc

  • Apr 12, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Prayers and Good WIshes for this critical mission." - HOWARD & TERRI BINDER

  • Apr 12, 2018 - USD $ 880.83
  • "Praying for your safe return love and miss you" - Lund Family

  • Apr 12, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Looking forward to your next facebook post" - Anon

  • Apr 12, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Praying for your safe return x" - Ilse

  • Apr 12, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Praying for you" - Mick Blore

  • Apr 11, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Let’s find him" - Rob

  • Apr 11, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Holding thumbs. " - Eliot

  • Apr 11, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Let's hope we find him!" - Friend of Leon from the old days

  • Apr 11, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Didn't know Leon - but a friend in the ad business is a friend of mine!" - Marc Spries

  • Apr 11, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Leon, get back here fast." - Anonymous

  • Apr 11, 2018 - USD $ 157.80
  • "Go well" - Geoff

  • Apr 11, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "With love from the USA" - Ross Chowles

  • Apr 10, 2018 - USD $ 28.29
  • "I hope time is not running out for Leon - please send someone ASAP." - Anonymous

  • Apr 10, 2018 - R 1 542.30
  • "Let's find Leon and get him safely home to SA - our thanks to all family & relatives & friends for donating! " - Digby & Martine Orsmond

  • Apr 10, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Let's find him!" - Athalie

  • Apr 10, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "We will find you Leon xoxox" - Chelsey May Orsmond

  • Apr 10, 2018 - USD $ 43.54
  • "Wishing you all the best in the search." - Caroline

  • Apr 10, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Find Leon!!" - Kristen Malan

  • Apr 10, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "My heart goes out to him and his loved ones. " - Angus Douglas

  • Apr 10, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Please help find Leon!" - Friend of Leon

  • Apr 09, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Come home, Leon!" - wendy

  • Apr 09, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "For frotis!" - Anonymous

  • Apr 09, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Hope you are good my old friend." - WalterPike

  • Apr 09, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "This is for my booitjie." - Philip Botha

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Leon Orsmond, a South African advertising man living in Kigali, Rwanda, disappeared on 17 February 2017. The funds requested are for return flights, hotel accommodation and four days of enquiries by the highly experienced South African investigator.