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PE mother and daughter missing since Thursday, public assistance sought

By Jesica Slabbert - Oct 9, 2017
PE mother and daughter missing since Thursday, public assistance sought

Kabega Park police in Port Elizabeth, on Monday appealed to the public for assistance in tracing a mother and daughter, who have been missing since last week Thursday night.

According to police information, on the fateful day, 31-year-old Karla Hazel, left her parent’s home in Dorothy Street, Ferguson, with her 8-year-old daughter, Kayla.

"She visited her sister in Sherwood at about 20:15 that same evening. She then left her sister’s house and went across the street with her daughter to Jade’s Sports Bar," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"According to the manager, she used the toilet, had a drink and phoned or received a call from someone by the name of 'Mike' to fetch her.

"She left the bar at about 22:20. Since then there has been no communication between Ms Hazel with any member of the family."

Speaking to RNEWS, Cindy Smit Vermuelen, the wife of the child's father, who posted an urgent appeal on Facebook asking local residents to help find them, said that before being picked up by 'Mike', Karla had phoned her mother to let her know that she was on her way home.

"We have not received contact since," she said. 

Monday is also apparently Kayla's 8th birthday and she was supposed to join her peers in going back to school.

According to her parents, Karla is a drug addict and does not always stay at home, hence Kayla was living the grandparents.

There had been rumours that the mystery Mike was an Uber driver - that claim has since been dismissed.

Anyone, who may know the whereabouts of Karla and Kayla Hazel is urgently asked to contact D/W/O Dirkie Greeff at SAPS Kabega Park  on 084 559 0310 or 041 397 6802.