Reward offered for info on missing woman, ex-boyfriend

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pretoria - Police are offering a reward of up R50 000 for information that could lead to the arrest of an East Rand man whose ex-girlfriend has gone missing.

A reward is also being offered for information on the whereabouts of the missing woman.

Police are currently searching for 30-year-old Zwelibanzi Kidwell Zungu. His last known address is Vosloorus, Extension 3 on the East Rand.

Zungu's ex-girlfriend, 27-year-old Nandi Mbizane, went missing from her home in Centurion in March and was last seen in the presence of Zungu and her current boyfriend.

Both men were arrested in connection with her disappearance, but were later released.

"Somebody knows where Zungu is and we are offering up to R50 000 to anybody with information that could lead to his arrest. There is also a reward for information on Mbizane's whereabouts.

"We believe Zungu can help us in our investigation and it's therefore imperative that we find him as soon as possible. We know the public can assist," said Gauteng police spokesman Brigadier Neville Malila.

A friend reported Mbizane missing after she failed to answer her phone and did not show up for work.

Her flat was found in disarray and police reportedly found blood on the scene.

Mbizane's current boyfriend told her friend that he had been assaulted by Zungu and subsequently opened a case against him.

Fingerprints found on the scene also showed that Zungu spent the day at Mbizane's residential complex in Centurion.

Head of Crime Line Yusuf Abramjee urged the public to pass on information regarding Zungu and Mbizane's whereabouts to Crime Line's SMS number - 32211 - or by contacting Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

"Crime Line's SMS service is 100% anonymous, it is therefore important for informers to include their telephone number in the tip-off if they want to qualify for the reward.

"...While we believe it is our moral and civic duty to blow the whistle on crime, we hope that this reward spurs someone out there to break the silence and point police in the right direction," he said.