A 13-year-old girl is missing in New Brighton, Eastern Cape. And, the South African Police Service has important information to share about missing persons.
BuzzSouthAfrica learnt that the girl, Sesona Ndlamafa was last seen at a friend’s house on 27th June 2017 in Kwaza Street, New Brighton.
She was reported missing by her mother, Nomathansanqa Ndlamafa who related that the girl was supposed to go to her grandmother in Kwazakele at 16:00 the day she went missing.
She was last seen wearing a pink jersey, blue denim jeans and cream pump shoes.
SAPS is appealing to anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact the New Brighton Detectives at 082 296 7774 or 082 303 0540.
Things SAPS Wants You To Know About Missing Persons
Reporting Missing Persons
SAPS said it’s important to immediately start the investigation into a missing person’s case.
“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 specified.
The police service stressed that “there is no waiting period to report missing persons.” Thereafter, it highlighted that you observe the following steps in reporting missing persons:
- Report a missing person at your nearest police station immediately.
- Produce a recent photograph of the missing person, if possible.
- Give a complete description of the missing persons’ 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.
Above all, SAPS urged South Africans to be vigilant and work with them to keep families together and safe.