The Office of the Provincial Commissioner in Eastern Cape is seeking the community’s assistance following the disappearance of 15-year-old Sikelelo Royi from Grahamstown. Here’s what we know.

Missing teen: Eastern Cape

Sikelelo Royi, 15

Royi was last seen on 28 February 2021 at 19:20 by her mother as she was on her way to Peddie to see a “prophet”. The family reported Royi as missing when she didn’t return home.

The last known contact with Royi was on 2 March, when she contacted a family. Alarmingly, Royi didn’t know where she was, saying her last memory was preparing to go to King Williams Town.

According to Captain Lariane Jonker, “several attempts to contact the “prophet” and a ‘Ms Siphokazi’ were unsuccessful”.

Second missing teen

Acting DC for the Sarah Baartman District, Brigadier John Lebok said on 5 March:

“This is the second teenager who has recently gone missing and this is extremely concerning. Parents, guardians and caregivers are urged to ensure that children are left in the company of responsible adults when they are not present and report them missing as soon as possible.”

Brigadier John Lebok also reminded the public that there “is no waiting period to report a person missing”. Authorities are now calling on the public for assistance in locating Royi.

Anyone with information about Royi’s whereabouts may contact Sergeant Nontshokweni of the Grahamstown Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual offence unit on 071 362 4757.

Alternatively, SAPS Crime Stop can be reached on 08600 10 111 or via the MySAPS App. All shared information will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Missing teenager and her baby: Limpopo

Mulaudzi Rotshidzwa, 17, and baby, 11 months

In other news, members of the South African Police Service in Mphephu, Limpopo, have launched a search for a missing 17-year-old teen mother and her 11-month-old baby.

According to Sergeant Mienkie Ramakgoakgoa, Mulaudzi Rotshidzwa and her daughter, Maphiri Zwoluga from Tshituni Thembaluvhilo village, were last seen on 26 February 2021 at approximately16:30.

Rotshidzwa, a learner at Tswime Secondary School, allegedly left their home at Tshituni to visit her boyfriend in the same village. She was wearing a school uniform at the time of her disappearance: A powder blue shirt, a black skirt and a blue jersey.

Authorities say it “is unknown what the child was wearing”, and that members of the police station “conducted search operations at relatives, friends and surrounding areas without success”.

Anyone with information about the mother and child’s whereabouts may contact Captain Dzagana on 0825657729 or 0798914618, or Crime Stop on 0860010111.

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Presh JM Reporter

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