A 16-year-old girl who was missing in Johannesburg was found having lunch with her friends after a week-long search by family members and other authorities.
The investigation team followed on information which led them to Cape Town where she was suspected to have been.
When the team searched in Cape Town, they received information that she was back in Johannesburg.
She was eventually found safe at a restaurant having lunch with friends.
“Procedurally the girl was given medical attention and taken to a place of safety for observation. The investigation will be looking into circumstances surrounding her disappearance,” said Mulamu.
In a related matter, on Thursday 10 September, an unknown man tried to take a four-year-old child from a pizza shop in Florida Johannesburg.
A video that went viral on social media shows two women sitting down at a table with a young child outside a restaurant.
Suddenly, an unknown man jumps over the railing and can be seen heading straight for the child. The man, who is now an arrested suspect, could also be seen violently groping the child around her neck.
The 24-year-old suspect was arrested and appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court the next morning on Friday 11 September.