The community of KwaMtholo in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, is breathing a sigh of relief after finding two children who had gone missing.
Sambulo Mchunu (6) and Zanamuhla Mchunu (5) disappeared last week Wednesday on their way home from school, which is half a kilometre away from their abode.
Upon hearing the news, the community formed a search party and went looking for them. The Msane police also roped in the dog unit to assist in the search.
The children were found in a cave in the bushes not far from their home.
The village chief, Mlandeleni Mkhwanazi, says someone had hidden the children there and was feeding them.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbhele, says the children did not show any signs of injury.
They were, however, taken to a health facility for a check-up, just as a precautionary measure.
The children’s grandfather, Nkosinathi Mchunu, has thanked the community – urging the residents to do the same for others should the need ever arise.
Mchunu also urged the perpetrator of this crime to stop their evil deeds.
He has called for calm among community members, saying they must leave the matter to God who will avenge them.