THE disappearance of a child is the worst nightmare to experience for any parent and one no guardian wishes should ever happen to them in a lifetime.
The feeling of helplessness and sleepless nights that follow such an ordeal are an indescribable horror for parents who have to spend hours of agony over the worst happening to their child at the hands of faceless and heartless captors.
This is a daily reality for many parents of missing children who remain untraceable years or months after disappearing from their homes.
Hence we share in the joy of Agnes Maphoroma, who was lucky enough at the weekend to be reunited with her daughter, Maria, 13, who had been missing since October 29.
She has thankfully found closure and relief that some parents of missing children wish for but it has eluded them for years of fruitless searches.