A Thembisa mother has spent the past month praying for her 13-year-old daughter to return home safely.
Nonhlanhla Dladla's daughter Zenkosi of Enhlanzeni, went to school on March 23 and did not return home.
"She told friends she was going to see a friend of the family after school," Dladla said.
The distraught mother said Zenkosi, a Grade 7 pupil, had slept over at a friend's house that Saturday night.
"She left on Sunday morning when the family left for church. She told them she was coming back home."
Dladla said Zenkosi was spotted the following day but ran away when a friend of the family confronted her. - Namhla Tshisela