Search still on for missing student

UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana has been missing since Saturday August 24.

Police are looking for a 19-year-old UCT student last seen leaving her digs in Claremont on Saturday afternoon August 24.

According to the alert issued by the Pink Ladies missing persons organisation, Uyinene Mrwetyana has a nose ring and was wearing brown corduroy baggy pants and was carrying a black handbag when she left her Roscommon House student residence in Main Road, Claremont, at about 1.30pm.

The young woman’s disappearance in the final days of Women’s Month has lit up social media, with #bringNenehome trending on Twitter.

Claremont police station commander Colonel Maree Louw said they still had no leads but were doing everything they could to find Uyinene.

If anybody has information on her whereabouts, contact Constable Goodwill Nkonki at 021 657 2240, 021 657 2243 or 079 894 1563. Or call the Pink Ladies at 072 214 7439 or 083 378 4882 or 08600 10111.

Meanwhile, Woodstock police have confirmed that Djamena Manjenje, 27, who went missing on Monday August 19, in Woodstock was reunited with her family last Thursday August 22.

Woodstock police spokesman Warrant Officer Hilton Malila said Ms Manjenje’s ex-boyfriend, 46, had been arrested on a charge of kidnapping.

Warrant Officer Malila said Ms Manjenje had been found following an intensive investigation by Constable Gilbert Khoza.

“Constable Khoza tracked down a long-time male friend of the missing lady, and after interrogation, the male friend led police to Ms Manjenje,” said Warrant Officer Malila.

Warrant Officer Malila said Ms Manjenje had been brought to her residence by her ex-boyfriend after she had spent a few days alone at a lodge in Brooklyn.

After going through their investigation and all their leads, they had arrested the ex-boyfriend.

Warrant Officer Malila could not say at this stage whether Ms Manjenje had been held against her will at the lodge as police were still investigating.

Director of the Pink Ladies organisation, Dessie Rechner raised the alarm about Ms Manjenje’s disappearance after she was last seen at her residence in Woodstock, around 2.15pm, last Monday.

“She left on foot or taxi to fetch her mother at the airport but never arrived at the airport,” said Ms Rechner in a Pink Ladies flyer.

The ex-boyfriend is due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court today.