Miss­ing boy (12) found in shel­ter

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A 12-YEAR-OLD boy who went miss­ing from his Glen­more home two weeks ago has been found.

Cap­tain Nqo­bile Gwala said the boy was found at a shel­ter in Um­bilo yes­ter­day. Bohlale Mpeke, a pupil at High­bury Prepara­tory School, left home on Septem­ber 27.

Ac­cord­ing to his mother, Salam­ina Mpeke, he left home af­ter they had a talk about his school marks.

“I merely pointed out to him that he needed to be a lit­tle more fo­cused at school. I did not shout at him. It was a con­ver­sa­tion and he agreed. I went to my room and saw him walk­ing out of the house. I did not think any­thing of it,” Mpeke said.

The boy failed to re­turn home later that evening and his mother be­came anx­ious. She con­tacted the po­lice and a search was con­ducted.

Gwala said the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer con­tin­ued to search for the young­ster, who was even­tu­ally found at a shel­ter in Um­bilo.

She said they were pleased that Bohlale was found safe.

Bohlale Mpeke was found two weeks af­ter go­ing miss­ing from his Glen­more home.

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