Mentally disabled boy, who boarded train, reunited with family

2017-11-17 17:51
Gcobani Mahlokozi. (Supplied)

Gcobani Mahlokozi. (Supplied)

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Cape Town - A mentally disabled boy, who disappeared three days ago after boarding a train on his own, has been reunited with his family.

Eight-year-old Gcobani Mahlokozi, from Lwandle in Strand – about 45km from the city centre – has a fascination with trains.

He went missing on Tuesday and was last seen boarding a train to Cape Town.

Police previously told News24 that it was not the first time Mahlokozi had wandered away from home, saying that he had attempted to take a train before. However, he was always spotted and reunited with his family.


After his disappearance on Tuesday, Mahlokozi was reportedly spotted at Blackheath and Bellville railway stations.

Police spokesperson Sinathi Joni on Friday confirmed that Mahlokozi had been found and that the police were investigating the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.

He was transferred to a safehouse.

Once his identity was established, he was reunited with his family.

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