Saldanha Bay Mayor Reveals R20,000 Offered for Missing 6-Year-Old Joslin Smith

Saldanha Bay Mayor Reveals R20,000 Offered for Missing 6-Year-Old Joslin Smith

  • Netizens are rallying behind Joslin Smith, who went missing a week ago in Saldanha Bay, Western Cape
  • She went missing after she was left with her mother's boyfriend, and the mayor of Saldanha Bay said R20,000 has been made available for information about her whereabouts
  • Netizens prayed for her safety and wished that she be returned to her mother

Tebogo Mokwena, a dedicated Briefly News current affairs journalist, contributed coverage of international and local social issues like health, corruption, education and heritage in South Africa during his seven years at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email with CA in the subject line.

The Mayor of Saldanha Bay is offering R20,000 for any information about Joslin Smith's whereabouts
South Africans prayed for the return of Joslin Smith. Images: @ClaudetteGGibs1/Twitter and allanswart/Getty Images
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WESTERN CAPE– The mayor of Saldanha Bay in the Western Cape said that a R20,000 reward has been made available for information, which could lead to the discovery of Joslin Smith, who went missing.

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Saldanha Bay mayor offers reward for missing child

According to Daily Voice, Mayor Andre Truter said that R20 000 is being offered for any information that could help the South African Police Service locate Smith. This was after Smith went missing last week, Monday, 19 February, from her home in Diazville. Her mother, Kelly, said she left her child with her boyfriend and went to work. Upon her return home, she found that her child and her boyfriend were not there.

When the boyfriend returned home, he revealed he did not know where Joslin was. The community of Saldanha Bay, including the mayor and the police, started looking for her and any information about her disappearance is welcomed. Anyone with information can contact Segreant Millstine from Vredenburg FCS at 079 879 8588 or use the Crime Stop number.

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Netizens pray for her safety

Netizens commenting on @ClaudetteGGibs1's tweet prayed for her safety.

Nana still wears a mask said:

"Hoping she will come home soon."

Faith D added:

"My heart hurts. I worry all the time about this happening. Prayers for her."

IowaCaptive remarked:

"Oh goodness. Praying for this precious child's safe return."

Keshia Africa, Miss Sunshine wrote:

"This Joslin Smith story is sitting on my chest."

Dineo said:

"May God watch over her. Oh, Lord! Strength to her family."

Missing child found locked in classroom

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that a missing five-year-old was found locked inside a classroom in the Eastern Cape.

The boy was locked in the classroom and was reported missing three days before he was found. When the police and parents asked the teacher to look in the classroom, the teacher insisted the child wasn't there.

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The child was found days later during assembly by another child.

Source: Briefly News

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