A Mitchells Plain mom is full of stress after her 15-year-old foster daughter went missing while going to a shop on Saturday night.
Martha Rezant said she has been driving around looking for Mary-Ann Fortuin after she left their home in Tania Crescent at about 7pm.
“She went to the shop and didn’t take anything with her, so we don’t know where she could have gone,” she says.
“She was wearing a pink top, a blue tracksuit pants with plakkies and that is all she had on her.
“I looked around here at home and nothing was missing.”
Martha added she has been looking after Mary-Ann since the age of nine and the teen is due to return to her mother in the Northern Cape.
A neighbour told Martha that earlier Mary-Ann was seen crying outside of the shop she was last seen earlier in the day, and when the neighbour asked what was wrong, the teen did not answer and went back home.
“I visited her mother in De Aar last month and we arranged for her to go back when she finishes the fourth term of school but now she is missing,” says Martha.
“I have been getting information about where she is and I am looking for her but can’t find her.
“I do not know if she overheard us talking about her only going back at the end of the year, so now she is just unhappy, but I am stressing because I want her to be back home and safe.”
If anybody has information about Mary-Ann’s whereabouts, please contact Western Cape Missing Persons on 071 639 83 44 or Mitchells Plain police on 021 390 1600.