Missing teenage girls sought

2018-01-25 06:01
PHOTO: SuppliedWarrant Officers Marc Wiid and Francois Pretorius search for the girls where they were reportedly cutting wood.

PHOTO: SuppliedWarrant Officers Marc Wiid and Francois Pretorius search for the girls where they were reportedly cutting wood.

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UMZINTO police and Port Shepstone Search and Rescue Unit members are searching for two missing teenage girls from Beneva in Esperanza.

This comes after police responded to calls from the family and friends of Tracey Mimi Makhanya (17) and Luyanda Lulu Makhanya (15).

It is alleged the girls went to cut wood near their home but failed to return on Saturday afternoon.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said when police went to where the girls were supposedly cutting wood, only their bush knife, an empty liquor bottle and a glove were found next to the road.

“Detectives from Umzinto started questioning possible witnesses who last saw them. Warrant Officers Francois Pretorius and Marc Wiid from PSSR searched the surrounding bushes, but with no success,” said Zandra.

She said it was later established they were seen by a man on Saturday afternoon.

“One sister slept over at the man’s house and left the next morning. Further searches at nearby clinics proved fruitless,” said Zandra.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts can contact Detective Sergeant Pumlile Khumalo on 072 418 5391. - Supplied.

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