Tazne van Wyk's heartbroken parents are begging her alleged kidnapper, Moehydien Pangaker to tell police where he left their daughter.
Pangaker was arrested in Cradock in the Eastern Cape town on Monday night after police spent several days searching for him in connection with the disappearance of eight-year-old Tazne.
Tazne went missing from her home in Clare Street, Ravensmead on February 7.
Pangaker became a suspect after a witness saw him walking with the Grade 3 pupil from Eurecon Primary School on the day she went missing.
Pangaker is currently in custody and allegedly refuses to give cops information on the the girl's whereabouts.
Tazne’s hartseer parents, Carmen and Terence van Wyk begs Pangaker to come clean.
"What we want him to tell us where he left her or if he left her with someone and if he has her with him. That’s all we want from him," says Carmen.
Meanwhile, Terence says the last week without his child has been "hectic".
"It’s (been) very hectic. I’m the father of the child and I feel useless because I can’t do nothing to get her (Tazne) because that is the police’s work, but every time the police come here and ask us for information.
"It’s like we must investigate our own case and they will handle it from there," says the frustrated pa.
Terence also questions how Pangaker managed to leave Cape Town unnoticed.
"Look where the police found him, in Cradock. How could he have left Cape Town so quickly if his face is all over the media?
"All I want to ask him is just tell us where Tazne is because we miss our child.”
Police confirmed the arrest and said Pangaker will appear in court soon .
“The Cradock SAPS are appealing to the community for assistance in finding the missing 8-year-old Tazne van Wyk who went missing on 7 February 2020 from a tuck shop opposite her homestead in Ravensmead, Cape Town.
“This office can confirm that the alleged suspect who can apparently be linked to the disappearance of the minor child was arrested in the Cradock Police Precinct on Monday, 17 February 2020 at about 10.15pm.
“The 54-year-old suspect will appear in the Cradock Magistrate court soon. The missing minor has not been found yet.”