Just under 300 missing last year
27 January 2012
Since the start of the year more than 22 children have gone missing.
The statistics includes the one-month-old Mlondi Thwala, who was stolen in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Last year nearly 300 children were reported missing across South Africa.
About three percent of the missing children were found dead.
The cases for January could be higher if the cases reported to police are still included said Missing Children South Africa’s Nicky Rheeder.
She added that every year during the school holidays they notice an increase in the trend in the amount of cases reported.
Rheeder said that it is mostly cause children are left at home while their parents are at work.