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Gayton McKenzie offers R100k reward for missing child

PA leader Gayton McKenzie has announced a R100k reward to anyone with information about missing child, Joslin Smith.

22-02-24 16:10
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PA leader Gayton McKenzie. Photo source Facebook @Gayton McKenzie

Patriotic Alliance (PA) leader Gayton McKenzie has offered a R100 000 reward to anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joslin Smith who went missing in her community of Saldanha Bay in the Western Cape on Monday. 

It is reported that little Joslin was last seen near the Diazville clinic in the community with an unknown boy. 

COMMUNITY JOINS SEARCH EFFORTS AMID POLICE INVESTIGATION

The Saldanha Bay community rallied together and joined search efforts amid a police investigation this week. 

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Malcolm Pojie said search efforts were continuing for the missing child.

“Joslin Smith was reported as missing at Saldanha police station by her mother on Tuesday, 20 February 2024.

Preliminary information reveals that Joshlin was left at home on Monday 19 February 2024 with the mother’s boyfriend to look after her as she was not feeling well.

Later the afternoon, when the mother returned from work, her daughter was not home.

She asked about the whereabouts of the child but could not find her. She later got hold of her boyfriend who was supposed to look after the child, but he was unable to account for her whereabouts.

At the time of Joslin’s disappearance, she was wearing a light blue t-shirt and light blue denim shorts,” he said.

GAYTON MCKENZIE OFFERS REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON MISSING CHILD

McKenzie said he was offering a R100 000 reward to anyone with information that can lead to the whereabouts of the 7-year-old and the arrest of the culprits. 

The PA leader also called on the Western Cape premier Alan Winde to step in and assist the family in finding the child. 

“The investigation is wholly inadequate; the deployment of resources is beyond shocking for a case that has so much interest. Please intervene and deploy the manpower of the provincial police. 

Let us put politics aside and put all efforts in finding this little girl. I have seen helicopters being deployed in certain missing cases, let’s show the same enthusiasm in solving this crime,” he said. 

The community has been urged keep their ears on the ground and report relevant information to the police.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the investigation officer, Sergeant Millstine of Vredenburg FCS at 079 879 8588 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.