The Nyanga Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit is looking for Zvidzai Matavikwa who allegedly disappeared with his daughter in July 2022.
Cape Town police are seeking assistance from the public to help find the man who allegedly failed to return his daughter to her mother’s home in July 2022.
In a statement released on Saturday, Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi, South African Police Service spokesperson, said the Nyanga FCS Unit is looking for the father of Mika Zonke who is considered a wanted suspect.
“According to reports a Zimbabwean foreign national, known as Zvidzai Genius Matavikwa took his two-year-old daughter Mika Zonke on Saturday, 2 July, from his ex-girlfriend,” says Swartbooi.
The suspect allegedly “arranged with his ex-girlfriend, who is the mother of the child that he intends to spoil his daughter on the day.”
Matavikwa never returned the girl to her mother as promised.
Since that day, any attempts to contact Matavikwa in a bid to return Mika have failed. The girl’s mother reported the incident to the police on Thursday, 7 July and a missing persons enquiry was opened for further investigation.
Mika was last seen in a pink jacket, a pair of navy blue jeans, and pink boots.
Anyone with any information about Matavikwa’s whereabouts are encouraged to contact the investigating officer, Sergeant Andiswa Dlokolo, at 073-012-8918 or call the Crime Stop hotline at 08600-10111.
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