There are several reports about missing SA girls and, the South African Police Service (SAPS) is pleading with South Africans to help them find the missing ladies.
Among the missing girls is a 16-year-old girl, Lethabo Rakgajana from Boswelakgabo Section, Marapyane Village.
Mmametlhake SAPS said she was last seen wearing pyjamas when she informed her grandmother that she was going to collect a cooler box at the gate from someone after receiving a phone call.
“Her grandmother became suspicious when she did not come back soon afterwards. The granny then informed her mother who tried to contact Rakgajana, only to find that her cellphone was switched off.
“The mother then reported her as missing to the police on Tuesday, 02 May 2017. Since then a massive search was conducted by the police in conjunction with the local community and various role players but with no success. Her whereabouts still remain a mystery,” related SAPS.
Rakgajana is a grade 11 learner at Mmametlhake High School, she was last seen on Sunday, 30 April 2017. Below is her picture; anyone with information that can assist in locating the missing teen can contact Capt Jan Phofele at 079 499 5244 or the SAPS Crime Stop number 08600 10111.
In KwaZulu-Natal, Inanda SAPS is appealing to South Africans to help find Mbali Wendy (13) from White City.
As learnt, Wendy was last seen on 17th May 2017 at her residence. She was last seen wearing a pair of jeans, red t-shirt, navy and white slippers. Below is her picture.
Anyone with information about Wendy’s whereabouts can contact the Crime Stop number or Constable MS Mbense of Inanda police on 079 6317 385.
Again, St Faiths police in KwaZulu-Natal is asking for help to find Neliswa Sosibo (20) from St Faiths.
“She was last seen on 8 May 2017 when she left school and she never returned home. She was last seen wearing a school uniform, a light blue skirt, white short-sleeve shirt and light blue jersey.
“Anyone with the information about her whereabouts is urged to contact Constable Zama Nzama of St Faiths police on 039 835 0012 or 079 696 3556,” stated SAPS. Below is a picture of Sosibo.
Meanwhile, SAPS wants South Africans to know that there is no waiting period to report a missing person.
“When a person goes missing, it is of the utmost importance for the SAPS to fulfil our mandate to serve and protect the citizens of South Africa.
“It is essential to take steps and start the investigation into a missing person’s case immediately,” SAPS stressed.
The police service called on South Africans to follow the steps below in reporting missing persons.
You can assist the SAPS when reporting a missing person by following these steps:
- Produce a recent photograph of the missing person, if possible.
- Give a complete description of the missing person’s last whereabouts, clothes that they were wearing, as well as any information that can assist the investigating officer.
- Complete and sign a SAPS 55(A) form. This form safeguards the SAPS from hoax reports and indemnifies the SAPS to distribute the photograph and information of the missing person.
- Obtain the investigating officer’s contact details, and send any additional information that might become available.
- If a missing person is found or returns voluntarily, inform the investigating officer immediately. A SAPS 92 form must be completed to inform the Bureau of Missing Persons that the missing person’s report can be removed from the circulation system.