Two females arrested for neglect after leaving the child alone behind

Two females arrested for neglect after leaving the child alone behind
Two females arrested for neglect after leaving the child alone behind

Dewetsdorp SAPS has launched a search after a four-year-old girl has gone missing after her two cousins, aged 19 and 20 abandoned her. According to the report, two women left home in Kanana with a four-year-old Reitumetse Madibeng and headed for farms in the R702 Road area. It is alleged the two cousins left the 4-year-old girl laying under the tree by the roadside towards Daspoort after the child got tired from walking and laid down under the tree. The two women left the child where she was resting and continued walking to a farm in the area. When they arrived at their destination, they informed the mother that they had left the child behind and she immediately called the police. A search team was assembled but could not find the child. A case of child neglect was also opened and the two women were arrested.

Any member of the public who might have information about the missing child is requested to contact Captain Mauriza Cremore at 082 467 6417. Alternatively, the information can be submitted on the MySAPS App or by calling the SAPS Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

No photograph of the missing child is available at this stage.

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