Missing Hibberdene mother, daughter (5) found

Missing Hibberdene mother, daughter (5) found

A heavily pregnant Hibberdene mother and her five-year-old daughter - who had been reported missing - have been found in Margate.

Missing Tessa Roodt and child found
Cindy Roodt

Tessa Roodt's family had pleaded for help in finding her and her daughter - after they disappeared a week ago.

A photo believed to be of the two walking near the Mthwalume offramp surfaced soon after.

They were also apparently spotted at Durban's Addington Hospital a few days ago.

Tessa's sister-in-law, Cindy Roodt says they found them on Monday night.

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She says they're preparing to take Tessa, who is two weeks overdue, to the hospital to check on the pregnancy.

Cindy says they can't disclose the reason for their disappearance as they'll be dealing with the matter as a family.

"It's a family issue at the moment that we are trying to resolve, so we don't want to disclose any personal details at this stage until it is resolved because it is something that does have to go further. 

"She was in a place of safety; hence we couldn't find her." 

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