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Police appeal for assistance in locating missing New Brighton teen

JUNE 29, 2017
Police appeal for assistance in locating missing New Brighton teen

Police in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, are appealing to the public for assistance with information that might help them locate a missing 13-year-old girl, Sesona Ndlamafa.

According to the police, she was reported missing by her mother.

"She was last seen at a house of a friend on Tuesday in Kwaza Street, New Brighton," police said.

"According to the mother, Nomathansanqa Ndlamafa, the missing teen was supposed to go to her grandmother in Kwazakele on Tuesday at 16:00.

"She was last seen wearing a pink jersey, blue denim jeans and cream pump shoes."

Any person that could assist police with her whereabouts, can contact the New Brighton Detectives at 082 296 7774 or 082 303 0540.

Reporting of 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. You can assist the SAPS when reporting a missing person by following these steps:

THERE IS NO WAITING PERIOD TO REPORT 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.

Let us be vigilant and work collectively to keep families together and safe, police said.