Miss­ing Pu­mula el­derly woman found Granny searches for miss­ing teen

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Chron­i­cle Re­porter Whins­ley Masara Chron­i­cle Re­porter

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

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