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Suspects Involved In Joshlin Smith’s Disappearance To Be Dragged Before Court

At the time of Joshlin’s disappearance, her mother, Kelly Smith, informed the police that she could not find her daughter when she returned home after being out for the day.

Police have confirmed that four suspects, two men and two women aged between 26 and 34, who were taken into custody for the disappearance of six-year-old Joshlin Smith, will appear in the Vredenburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday morning.

The charges against the suspects are not known at this stage. The case has garnered mass local and international interest, and the Western Cape detective division has taken over the investigation.

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On Tuesday, a source revealed that a suspect had been arrested after confessing to selling Joshlin to a woman for around R20,000. However, the police have not responded to inquiries regarding this information or confirmed the reported amount.

Residents in the area have continued their search for Joshlin despite news of the arrests. They have been tirelessly searching from early morning until late into the afternoon, determined to find the young girl.

The disappearance of Joshlin Smith will be heard in the Vredenburg Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 9 am.

Western Cape Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembisile Patekile, and Western Cape MEC for Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen will be in attendance.

At the time of Joshlin’s disappearance, her mother, Kelly Smith, informed the police that she could not find her daughter when she returned home after being out for the day. Joshlin’s mother later contacted her boyfriend, Jacquin Appollis, who was supposed to be looking after the child, but he could not account for her whereabouts.

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Joshlin was last seen wearing a light blue T-shirt and light blue denim shorts. She also has a birthmark on her left arm. Anyone with information regarding Joshlin’s whereabouts is urged to contact the investigation officer, Sergeant Millstine of Vredenburg FCS at 079 879 8588 or Crime Stop at 086 001 0111.

Please note: This article is based on the information available at the time of writing. Updates or changes to the case may occur.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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