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THE mother of a 13-year-old girl who disappeared more than a week ago is relieved after she was reunited with her daughter yesterday.
Agnes Maphoroma had spent seven sleepless nights wondering if her daughter Maria was still alive. Yesterday she was over the moon after her daughter was found in a house in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.
Police were led to the house by Maria's 10-year-old friend, Thabiso Mkhize, who had positively identified the house she was in. One man has been arrested.
"I am very happy that my child is back home. Now I will start eating and get some sleep," Maphoroma said.
The police are now waiting for a medical report to determine whether the girl was abused or not, according to Sandton police spokesperson Inspector Lee Ramdia.
Maria, a pupil at Bryanston Primary School, was taken to a local hospital for medical examination.
Maphoroma said: "I would also like to thank you (media) for the support. I was starting to lose hope when I did not get a response after my child's picture was printed on the front page of the Sowetan."
She said she had already packed clean clothes for her daughter after her friend was interrogated by the police on Saturday.
"I had hope that tonight (last night) she would be coming home," she said.
Ramdia said the police were investigating possibilities that the children and the man in whose house they were found were known to each other.
He said the man would be charged today.