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Police search for missing teenager

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape


GQEBERHA - The Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) in Kariega are seeking the community’s assistance in finding a 17-year-old teenager who has been missing since 18 August 2023.

It is alleged that on the abovementioned date, Entlo Mate was last by her sister at about 14:30 when she (the sister) returned home from school. On the morning of 18 August 2023, Ms Mate did not walk to school with her sister, like she usually does every morning. When her sister returned, Ms Mate left the house and that was the last time anyone saw her. She was wearing blue jeans, white T-shirt, black sneakers and a black bandana. She had a blue backpack with her. She resides in Xolile Botoman Street in Khayamnandi. Her school mates had last seen her on the 17 August 2023.

Anyone who can assist in tracing her or may know of her whereabouts is asked to contact the FCS unit in Uitenhage, D/Captain Jessica de Klerk on 0713524630 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station.


Col Priscilla Naidu
071 362 8726


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