Gathering in hope for missing girl

Date: 01 Mar 2007
Emotions ran high yesterday when pupils, teachers and the public gathered at Tuinerand Laerskool in support of Sheldean Human, who has been missing for 10 days. They were all wearing pink shirts and blue denim jeans or skirts, the colour of the clothes Sheldean was wearing before she disappeared from her Pretoria Gardens’ home. It was one of several events held yesterday around the country. Alma Marais, an event organizer, said they were showing their sympathy to Sheldean’s family. “We prayed and hoped she will be found alive.” A moment of silence was also held and a chain of people held up the letters which spelt: “We miss you”. There was also a big banner with Sheldean’s picture. The words on it expressed the belief that Sheldean was safe and the hope she would be found quickly. Andrew Jordan is in custody in connection with her kidnapping. Police are waiting for a forensic report before charging John Christodoulos with her kidnapping. Sheldean’s mother has already been taken in for questioning. A reward of R15 000 has been offered to anyone with information about Sheldean’s whereabouts. Meanwhile, a prayer for Sheldean and other missing children will be held at Pretoria Gardens’ Cronje Park today at 10.am. By Tshifhiwa Shonisani The Citizen 01/03/07