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SAD: Woman cries for her missing daughters

A YOUNG mother whose two kids went missing on Monday, 23 August has been struggling to cope.

Siblings Tshegofatso (6) and Kamogelo Raphasha (7) were last seen leaving their gogo’s home in Marobjane Village, outside Bochum in Limpopo, with a family member who is living with a disability on 23 August.

They were staying with their gogo while their mum Regina Raphasha (20) was in Gauteng for work.

The relative was found at a bus stop in Ga-Teffo Village on Wednesday and handed over to the police.

Family spokeswoman Catherine Marema (41) said: “This is difficult for everyone in the family because it’s been a week since the children went missing.

“On Saturday, we invited a sangoma over to help us find the children, but we still haven’t found them.”

Regina said it has been a difficult week for her.

“I was in Gauteng when I received the news that my kids can’t be found. It breaks my heart to think that my kids were exposed to danger immediately when they were left alone with someone. Anything bad could have happened to them.”

Limpopo police spokesman Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said all available resources were on the ground. “The mounted unit, airwing, K9, search and rescue units from Makhado, Polokwane and Thohoyandou, as well as EMS members, have been sent to assist in the search operation.

“As we continue to intensify our search operation, we also call on all local residents to assist the police.”

The children were last seen wearing brown and khaki tracksuits.

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