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Naeefa Khan.

Police are searching for a KwaDukuza schoolgirl who went missing after school on Wednesday last week.

Initially Naeefa Khan’s teachers at Zakariyya Muslim School thought she had run off with her boyfriend, but now they are unsure.

Her teacher, Naseefa Ganie, said Naeefa, 17, had been missing for a week, although messages had been sent from her cellphone to her friends via MXit on Tuesday this week.

“The boy we had suspected denied being her boyfriend or knowing where she was.

“She is a good pupil; we have never had any problems with her,” said Ganie.

Sources said the conversations on MXit were not in the missing girl’s usual style and it appeared that someone else was using her cellphone.

In the messages sent to her friends, she said that she was fine and asked how her parents were, said a source.

The source added that Naeefa would not tell her friends where she was.

Her mother, Fathima Khan, 42, told The Mercury on Thursday that she wanted her daughter home.

“We have no clue of her whereabouts. The last time I saw her was last week Wednesday,” she said.

Khan described her daughter as someone who did not talk much.

“I am pleading that anyone with information should come forward.”

She said relatives had gathered at her home to support the family.

Naeefa was last seen wearing a navy cloak or possibly navy pants and a blue shirt. - The Mercury

***Anyone with information should call the investigative officer, Shuaib Bissessur, at 082 728 1633 or KwaDukuza police at 032 551 8200.


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Keegan, wrote

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01:18pm on 18 November 2011
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Police can ask MXit for the IP that was last used to login with, Then ask the service provide i.e MTN. voda or CellC to help track the location of the IP. With the IP Im sure the service provider can also determine the mobile number that was used....

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Anonymous, wrote

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12:59pm on 18 November 2011
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they certainly can trace the origin of the MXit messages and the phone. The question remains - did she run away willingly, pushed by parents or is this the real deal of kidnapping. Either way the family needs some advice, support and councilling.

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Sue, wrote

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12:38pm on 18 November 2011
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Get hold of Andre Snyman at Eblockwatch. They are on te ball and will make it a priority to find her. The police pull up the rear somewhere...

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Anonymous, wrote

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12:20pm on 18 November 2011
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My local community bbm service sent out a confirmed message last night that she had been found, so I am not sure if this article is still relevant.

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Anonymous, wrote

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11:23am on 18 November 2011
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ARe'nt police able to track the location of the Mxit user?

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Anonymous, wrote

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11:22am on 18 November 2011
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Unfortunately, this sort of thing happens too often in the Muslim community. There have been too many false alarms in the last few years, where girls go missing, and the family raises a huge alarm. Then when the girl is found, everyone becomes very coy and we suddenly hear that their "privacy must be respected". People have become cynical, and unfortunately, if a genuine case ever happens, it will be hard to believe. Let's hope and pray this girl is OK.

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Anonymous, wrote

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11:17am on 18 November 2011
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Someone I know went missing like that too, and they tracked her cellphone usage by some or other signal, which lead to her where about. If the cell is still switched on and in use, they must be able to track where the signal comes from.

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Anonymous, wrote

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11:01am on 18 November 2011
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Triangulate the phone.

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