Search for missing Bukho Mlityalwa continues

His parents, community members and Kraaifontein police have been searching for him since Wednesday.

The park where 4-year old Bukho Mlityalwa was last seen on 6 May 2015. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The search for a missing four-year-old boy in Wallacedene in Cape Town has resumed.

Bukho Mlityalwa had been playing with friends at a park just down the road from his house when he went missing on Wednesday.

These relatives say they are growing increasingly worried.

"He was playing in the park till late. They are obviously feeling sad, and they hope that they will find him."

Earlier, Wallacedene residents said they fear for the lives of their children after a four-year old's disappearance.

His parents, community members and Kraaifontein police have been searching for him ever since.

The park where Mlityalwa had been playing when he was last seen is empty and no children are playing in the streets.

A neighbour of the Mlityalwa, Johanna Lieben, says the boy's disappearance is a first in this section of Wallacedene.

She said she now fears for her own children's safety.

"Ek sou ook mal geraak het want ek is 'n ma en my hart gaan uit na hulle, regtig." (sic) Translation: [I would have also gone crazy because I am a mother and my heart goes out to them]

Fearful residents said Mlityalwa's disappearance has shocked them.