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Man wanted in connection with missing girl (6) from Mpumalanga

Police in Mpumalanga are urging the public to assist them in locating a missing girl and a man who they believe can assist them in the investigation.

NO TRACE OF THE MISSING LITTLE GIRL

Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said six-year-old, Bontle Zethu Ditebogo Mashiyane has been missing since Saturday 30 April 2022.

“The girl from Mganduzweni in Masoyi near White River was playing with other children at home when she disappeared.”

Mohlala said.

It was later discovered, that Mashiyane disappeared without a trace. 

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When the six-year-old girl could not be found, her family grew concerned.

“After failed attempts to find her, the family reported the matter to the police at Masoyi on the same Saturday.”

Mohlala said.

He said the missing girl’s case is highly prioritized hence it is handled by the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) specialized unit in Pienaar. 

The members of he unit are experts in probing such matters due to the skills and resources that they possess.

Mashiyane is light in complexion with a brush haircut and she weighs about 17,7 kgs. 

On the day of her disappearance, Mashiyane was wearing a pink T-Shirt with pink tracksuit trousers and no shoes.

POLICE BELIEVE THIS MAN CAN ASSIST IN THEIR INVESTIGATION 

Meanwhile, the police believe that a man named Collen Hlongwane can assist them in their investigation of the missing girl.

“The man is urged to immediately contact the police or go to the nearest police station. 

“Members of the public are also requested to alert police on Hlongwane’s whereabouts or should they see him anywhere.”

Mohlala said.

Anyone with information that can assist the police in this investigation can contact Detective Sergeant Pretty Nsimba at 072 103 4717 / 083 442 3403 or the Standby number for FCS at Pienaar: 082 303 9798. 

Alternatively, members of the public can contact the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MySAPS APP. 

All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

THERE IS NO WAITING PERIOD TO REPORT A MISSING PERSON!

When a person goes missing, it is essential to report it to the police so they start the investigation into a missing person’s case immediately. 

Take the following steps provided by the police when reporting a missing person:

  • 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 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.

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