Still gone

The Rep - - FRONT PAGE - SIMTEMBILE MGIDI

WHILE the po­lice try to de­ter­mine the iden­tity of a burnt body found in the Eskom res­i­den­tial area of Mlungisi two weeks ago, the search con­tin­ues for a 14-year-old girl from the same area who went miss­ing on Au­gust 25.

The Rep re­ported on its web­site, www.therep.co.za , that Vuy­ol­wethu He­meni, a pupil of Edlel­weni Pri­mary School, did not re­turn home af­ter school. He­meni was res­i­dent in the Eskom area.

An ap­peal was made for any­one with in­for­ma­tion to con­tact the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer De­tec­tive Xolani Mt­shagi on 071-852 4540 or 086-001011.

Two weeks later – and with the po­lice is­su­ing a re­newed ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion on her where­abouts – the teenager re­mains miss­ing.

This week the po­lice con­firmed that, while there had been spec­u­la­tion that there was a link be­tween the miss­ing girl and the body which was found, po­lice could not con­firm any link and that the two cases were be­ing treated as sep­a­rate.

DNA tests were be­ing per­formed on the body, which had been found be­tween the Eskom res­i­den­tial area and John Noah High School.

Mdle­leni said a tyre was found around the body. The iden­tity of the de­ceased was not yet known.

VUY­OL­WETHU HE­MENI

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