Missing Pumula elderly woman found Granny searches for missing teen
AN elderly woman from Pumula South suburb in Bulawayo who wandered off from a church in Nkulumane 12 where she was receiving prayers and was reported missing, has been found.
Mrs Elitha Ncube (66) suffers from dementia and memory loss among a host of other ailments and had been taken by elders from the Universal Church for a prayer and healing session last Sunday when she disappeared.
Her worried daughter Ms Noalala Faith Ndlovu on Monday telephoned The Chronicle from the United Kingdom saying she had been informed by their maid, Ms Siphatheleni Mhlanga, that Mrs Ncube had not returned home from the prayer session.
But yesterday, an elated Ms Ndlovu said they had found their mother after wellwishers who read her plight in The Chronicle spotted her along Khami Road on Tuesday and called an ambulance.
“She was taken to Mpilo Hospital by Good Samaritans and is receiving treatment.
“I am told she was first seen in Emganwini but we have no idea how she got there considering the distance between Emganwini and Nkulumane. “We also don’t know where she slept. “We’re just relieved she is okay. All thanks to the Lord and The Chronicle for helping us find our mother,” she said. A WOMAN from Entumbane suburb in Bulawayo is appealing for help to locate her 15-year-old granddaughter who has been missing for more than two months.
According to the police, the teen, Kimberly Mahlangu, was last seen wearing a white skirt and a brown blouse on June 12 at around 2PM.
Bulawayo provincial acting police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Abednico Ncube, said the juvenile was sent by her grandmother to settle a water bill and was never seen again.
The teenager lived at house number 32374 Entumbane suburb.
“She was last seen on June 12 at around 2PM leaving her home in Entumbane suburb. She left home with cash amounting to $32 which she had been sent to pay water bills with by her grandmother. She then disappeared and up to date no one knows her whereabouts,” said Asst Insp Ncube.
He said they are appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the whereabouts of the girl.
“Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the missing teen can contact
Ms Ndlovu said the elders from Universal Church had apologised to the family for not ZRP Entumbane on 09-418234 or any nearest police station,” said Asst Insp Ncube.
keeping an eye on Mrs Ncube while they conducted their prayer sessions.
Kimberly Mahlangu in this photo taken in 2011