Police intensify search for missing toddler

2011-06-07 00:00

IT’S exactly twelve days since toddler Mcebisi Zondi went missing from his home in KwaNyamazane near Slangspruit and the frantic search for the three-year-old toddler has not yielded any results.

Highlighting police efforts on the search for the missing toddler, Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan, said members of the Alexandra Road police and the search and rescue units, combed KwaNyamazane and its surrounding areas looking for the child last Thursday.

This was verified by a neighbour in the area who told The Wi tness that the searches went as far as the residents being required to open their freezers.

This follows Loyiso Jokweni’s head being found in a freezer in the France Township earlier this year.

“Police officers went inside all the houses, searching everywhere. We didn’t leave any stone unturned. Our officers went as far as Richmond, following on any leads received,” said Jeevan.

Contact with newspapers and radio stations around KZN, for information to publish or air on the missing child, has been made by the police.

They have also issued a national alert by enlisting the help of Missing Children South Africa and the Pink Ladies.

Both organisations help with reuniting missing children with their families.

This means that flyers of the missing toddler will be aired on television and distributed in postboxes.

Since all the current pictures of the missing toddler were burnt, police are also compiling a picture that will give an updated version of what Mcebi would look like now.

“We don’t have any strong leads at this stage. However police are frantically looking for the child. We are appealing for communities to assist us in finding this child,” said Jeevan.

Anyone with information regarding the toddler’s whereabouts, can contact investigating officer Detective Warrant Officer Moorgan Munsami on 033 845 7724 or 084 400 9945.

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