Cops quiz miss­ing boy’s mom

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THE MOTHER of the two-year-old boy who dis­ap­peared in Mitchells Plain on Thurs­day was taken in for ques­tion­ing by po­lice yes­ter­day.

Spokesman Novem­ber Fi­lan­der said Zul­pha Ja­cobs was be­ing ques­tioned “as part of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion” into the dis­ap­pear­ance of her son Tariq. He re­fused to elab­o­rate, other than to say that in miss­ing chil­dren cases, “any­one can be a sus­pect”.

At the time of go­ing to press last night, Tariq was still miss­ing.

The Mon­trose Park child dis­ap­peared while shop­ping with his mother in the Town Cen­tre. Fi­lan­der said po­lice were re­view­ing CCTV footage of the area, but had yet to get any solid leads.

Ja­cobs was re­port­edly stand­ing at a stall look­ing at bags. When she turned around, Tariq was gone.

Af­ter look­ing for him, she re­ported the case to po­lice.

The boy’s aunt, Tawgheeda Davids, said po­lice searched the area around the stall and sur­round­ing his home yes­ter­day, but had found no sign of him.

“Its been a dif­fi­cult and ex­haust­ing time for our fam­ily. Ev­ery time we get a call we think it’s about Tariq, but we’ve had no solid news.”

It is un­clear what the child was wear­ing when he went miss­ing. – Week­end Ar­gus Re­porters

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