'Everyday, I pray for her safe return' - Dad's plea as search continues for missing Fort Hare student

06 September 2019 - 21:02 By Sino Majangaza
Thandolwethu Ngolo
Thandolwethu Ngolo
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A desperate father is pleading for help after University of Fort Hare student Thandolwethu Ngolo, 22, went missing almost a month ago.

DispatchLIVE reported that her father, Zwelinzima Mbovane, said he last saw his third year bachelor of education student on July 2 when he dropped her off at Fourways taxi rank in Johannesburg.

“She was visiting her aunt in Phumolong in Tembisa. She called when she arrived,” he said.

Mbovane said it was on July 12 when he received a call from Thandolwethu’s aunt saying she had not come back.

“We have not seen her since. Everyday, I pray for her safe return,” he said.

Speaking on Friday, Mbovane said he was at Rabie Ridge Police Station in Johannesburg to open a missing persons case.

According to a statement released by the university, Ngolo was supposed to return from school experience on August 25.

University spokesperson Khotsho Moabi confirmed on Wednesday that they had a report of a missing student.

“The circumstances around her disappearance are not clear yet, but we are in constant touch with her family,” he said.

Police spokesperson captain Hazel Mqala confirmed last night a case of a missing person was registered at the Fleet Street Police Station in East London.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 0795839442 or a local police station.


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