Police search Cape Flats for missing child
By Nadia Samie
12 October 2006
A 7-year-old boy has gone missing on the Cape Flats. Rasheed Japhta went missing from his home in Siene Walk in Mannenberg yesterday afternoon.
Rasheed has short black hair, is about 1 metre tall, has light brown eyes and weighs about 20 kilograms. He has a birthmark on his stomach and a black mole on his left leg. He has a speech impediment.
At the time of his disappearance, Rasheed was wearing cream jeans, a blue T-shirt and white slippers with red stripes.
The child was last seen yesterday afternoon at about half-past-two. He was reported missing this morning. A joint operation centre has been established at the Mannenberg police station and several addresses have been visited, but no leads have been found as yet.
Anyone with information regarding Rasheed’s disappearance is asked to call the investigating officer, Inspector Andre Heldsinger at Mannenberg SAPS on 699 9400, or call crime-stop on 08600-10111.