Search for missing CPT girl called off

Police have called off the search for missing five-year-old Kauthar Bobbs until further notice.

Five-year-old, Kauther Bobbs, disappeared from a park near her home in Tafelsig on 12 October 2012. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Mitchells Plain community members have put their search for a missing five year-old girl on hold, as police follow up on all leads.

Kauthar Bobbs disappeared in Tafelsig more than a week ago.

The little girl was last seen wearing a pink top and blue pajama pants, while playing in a park near her home.

Mitchells Plain Community Policing Forum (CPF) spokesperson Mogammet Fazloodien said they have decided to call off their search for the time being.

"We are exhausted after an extensive six day search. The detective is now doing their leads and we've been asked to stop the search for the time being, until we receive more information."

Fazloodien said Kauthar's mother remains confident her little girl is alive and well.

"She is hoping that her child will be returned safely. We, as a community have also asked that people constantly pray for the girl's safe return."