Police and family are desperately searching for two seven-year-old Khayelitsha boys that have been missing since Thursday, October 15. New details have emerged on how the children disappeared, and police are urging the public to assist in finding them.
Miyolo Gwinita and Linathi Ntshonga, who are attending the same school, were playing together in Site B, Khayelitsha before they went missing at about 6pm.
On the day of their disappearance, the two boys were playing outside of their homes before joining a group of children and hopping onto a truck assisting families from Site B to relocate to Bosasa in Delft.
Speaking to the Cape Argus, Linathi’s father Lungisani Ntshonga explained that he last saw his son climb onto the back of the truck.
“I last saw him on the back of the truck carrying the furniture of our other neighbours who were moving to Bosasa. He wasn’t alone, there were other children in the truck, but when they came back they couldn’t tell us where my son and his friend were. From that group of children the two boys were the only ones missing,” he said.
The driver of the truck reportedly told the parents he had dropped the children off by the Mew Way Bridge when he discovered them in the truck.
“We have reported the matter to the police. We are calling on everyone to help us find the boys,” said Ntshonga.
Miyolo’s mother Thembakazi Gwinta says they have been searching everywhere for the children but have been unsuccessful.
“They weren’t even playing far away, just behind our house two minutes away before they went to Bosasa. After they got on that truck and left we couldn’t find them. We have looked everywhere, from neighbouring communities and hospitals to mortuaries,” she said.
“Please, if anyone can help us find them, tell us. I don’t know what else to do, it feels like I have lost all power. There’s nothing else I can think of besides finding my son.”
Any person with information regarding their whereabouts is kindly requested to contact Khayelitsha FCS on 082 301 8910 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.