The single mother believes her child was kidnapped and will do everything she can to get her back.
The morning of her disappearance began like any other for Juanita. She woke up and got ready to leave for Epping where she works at a factory.
“I made the children porridge as I do every morning and Courtney snuggled in next to my son Adrian and they were lying there comfortably,” she says.
“I kissed my babies goodbye and reminded Adrian to keep an eye on his sister. When I came from work at 4.30pm, Adrian came running to me saying, ‘Courtney is weg, mammie’, and I started searching.
Since her disappearance, the police, the community police forum, the neighbourhood watch and residents of Elsies River have been searching for the little girl in shifts.
Juanita says there were varying reports of Courtney’s body as well as her bloodied clothing found here and there, which have only added to the family’s trauma.
She has brown eyes and medium-length, dark brown hair which was braided in two plaits and tied with baubles.
Anyone who has information is asked to contact Elsies River SAPS on 021 933 0308 or Missing Children SA on 072 647 7464.