NOKULUNGA Nkosi wakes up every day hoping for news about her missing eight-year-old daughter, Amahle Thabethe.
But all the mum finds are fake social media posts claiming her child has been found.
Cops have asked social media users to stop spreading lies.
“All the information people are spreading is not true and does not help the mother of the girl at all,” said police spokesman Captain Johannes Ramphora.
“We warn social media users to stop this as it jeopardises police investigations.”
Nokulunga from Tsakane, Ekurhuleni, said the fake posts were destroying her. Two weeks safter Amahle went missing, a post on Facebook claimed she was among a group of kidnapped girls found in the area.
Residents and Nokulunga rushed to the scene, only to find the post was a lie and there were no girls there.
Amahle went missing on 6 April.
She was allegedly kidnapped by a man who asked directions from her while she was playing with other kids near her home.
Ramphora said cops were still searching for Amahle.
“We request the community to share any genuine information that will help reunite the girl with her family,” he said.
Anyone with information can contact Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Ratsupa on 082 584 2319 or 011 365 5877.