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Cape Town - Police have launched a search for yet another child who has gone missing over the festive period.
This brings the number of children who have disappeared in the province to three since the start of December.
Last Friday evening, five-year-old Michael Mzizi went missing while playing in the yard of his N2 Gateway home.
The toddler’s mother, Vuyokazi Mzizi, 19, said her son was playing alone and she had left the gate open while she went to the shop.
“My brother and sister were at home but nobody heard anything and he can hear but he can’t speak so he couldn’t call out for help,” Mzizi said.
After a failed search, they reported him missing at the police station.
Provincial police spokesman Captain FC Van Wyk said the search was still going on.
Meanwhile, Khayelitsha mother Abongile Mgwebi, 28, has little hope for the safe return of her daughter, five-year-old Lilitha, after she disappeared on Christmas morning.
“I feel very bad and every time I think about it I cry… why are they keeping her for so long?” Mgwebi said.
But while police continue their search, Mgwebi said she would not “lose hope” until Lilitha was found.
Van Wyk said police have no leads yet and were still searching for the girl.
Police are still trying to establish whether a body found in a field off Plantation Road in Ottery, is that of 12-year-old Jennifer Williams who disappeared on December 20.
Van Wyk said a man, 62, was being held for questioning.