Cape Town – Police in Cape Town have confirmed that a teenager who has been missing for a week has been found.
At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Provincial Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed that 14-year-old Amiera Hendricks of Bonteheuwel was found unharmed.
A source told the African News Agency (ANA) that the girl had returned home safely.
This after police asked the public for help in locating the girl, who went missing on January 6 after leaving her Cassia Street home and has not returned.
In another incident on Sunday, the body of a woman in her thirties was found at the Sea Point swimming pool in Cape Town. The woman wore a pair of black tights and a pink bikini bra.
South Africa has seen an upsurge in attacks on women and children in recent years, including rape and murder, some of the crimes perpetrated by people known to the victims.
In an unrelated incident on Monday, police arrested a 44-year-old man in Milnerton who was stopped at a vehicle checkpoint after curfew in possession of drugs and alcohol.
In the trunk of his vehicle, the man had six boxes of Jameson whiskey and a box of Mandrax tablets estimated to be worth R30,000. He also had in his possession an amount of Rand 24,080 which he could not take into account.
African News Agency (ANA)