The SAPS rescue team has brought little Lethabo Mashiane back home. The toddler has been missing since January 13. The Sekhukhune Times reported in the previous issue that the two year old boy was nowhere to be found.
The SAPS Search and Rescue team, composed of members of SAPS Lebowakgomo, K9 Unit, Search and Rescue Unit and Mounted Unit, joined by the Emergency Services and residents of Marulaneng Village at Ga-Chuene, safely rescued the missing toddler.
Lethabo who vanished from his home, was found unharmed but seemingly dehydrated in the bush about 10 kilometers away from his house. He was taken to the local clinic for observation.
The child’s disappearance was reported to the SAPS by his grandmother after she allegedly left him at home with her husband.
She then later received a call urging her to return home after the child could not be located.
Police immediately embarked on an intensive search operation, joined by community members until last Wednesday when he was found lying helplessly on top of a rock, three days after his disappearance.
The Provincial Commissioner Gen Nneke Ledwaba, has applauded the Police and community members for their joint efforts and urged parents and guardians to ensure that they, at all times, keep track of their children’s whereabouts.