Worries mount after three Mitchells Plain girls go missing
Andile Sicetsha

The Western Cape Missing Persons Unit is about a day into its search for three school pupils who went missing in the notorious gang-infested Mitchells Plain.

Mitchells Plain missing girls: What we know

According to details provided in a missing persons poster that has been doing the rounds on social media, Sarah Abdullatief, Ayanda Dzikira and Rishquah Brenner were pupils of Cedar High School, in Rocklands.

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The last time the three girls were seen alive was on Thursday afternoon. Reports suggest that the pupils were seen leaving the school premises wearing black track pants and black, white and turqoise school jackets.

No further information has been furnished by authorities at this stage. It is thus our presumption that the girls are still missing.

Worries have mounted over the safety of the girls, considering the climate of gender-based violence in South Africa.

Moreover, Mitchells Plain, a Cape Flats settlement in the Western Cape, is infamous for stray deaths due to rampant gang violence and excessive drug abuse.

Here’s what to do if you have helpful information

it is the hope of the family and authorities that the girls will be found alive and well. If anyone recognises these girls, has seen them in the southeast region of Cape Town or has any helpful information is requested to contact Mitchells Plain Family and Child Services on 082 522 1066 or any of the contact numbers listed below:

  • 071 639 8944
  • 076 878 8101
  • 074 528 5396