The girls who were reported missing were with a school friend in Germiston. For some strange reason, their communication of their desire to spend a few days with their friend did not reach their parents. Only after word went out that they had been reported missing did the friend they were visiting alert them of what was happening. Otherwise they maintain they left word of their stay away.

We wish to thank everyone of you for your words of comfort and prayers during the difficult time we thought the girls were missing.

In the same breath, I wish to apologize to those who may have been inconvenienced owing to our belief that the children were missing.

I thank you all.

Chilala Muhyila