An 18-year-old girl, Khani Phi Chauke, was reportedly meant to fly from Cape Town to KwaZulu-Natal. She never made it to arrivals.
The air-travel arrangement was reportedly one Khani had with her parents. According to Officer Joseph Swartbooi, Cape Town Central police are now seeking public assistance to locate the young woman.
“When her family endeavoured to contact her, they could not get hold of her. Her dress code at the time of her disappearance is unknown,” added Swartbooi.
Members of the public with any information are urged to contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Jean-Pierre Toua on 079 522 1751. Alternatively, call Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or use the MySAPS app.
Khani’s case follows a series of missing-persons reports in Cape Town, two of which turned out to be kidnappings – namely young mother Shireen Essop and businessman Ismail Rajah. Fortunately, both of these members of the Cape Town community were found. However, Rajah was only found 111 days after his kidnapping.