Khayelitsha woman still missing

Women in the community say police must prioritise their search for Anelisa Dulaze.

Khayelitsha residents marched to the police station to hand over a memorandum after Anelisa Dulaze was reported missing. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A group of Khayelitsha mothers has called on police to step up investigations into the disappearance of a local woman.

Anelisa Dulaze was reported missing two months ago after a night out with friends to celebrate her 21st birthday.

Community members held a demonstration yesterday to pressure police to prioritise their search for Dulaze.

Around 50 Khayelitsha residents, including women's rights group iLitha Labantu, joined Dulaze's mother, Vathiswa, in a protest march to the local police station yesterday.

The group are demanding swift action in the police investigation.

The rights group's Noziphiwe Ntongana said, "We are in support of Anelisa's mum. She was missing from 30 January and her mother has been handling the case literally on the ground. She has been doing the work of the police. Now as a community we are standing up and we are saying that enough is enough."