Missing NMU foreign student found, ‘safe’
THE Nelson Mandela University student who had been missing for more than a week has been found.
Timothy Calvin Mikka, 19, of Uganda, was last seen on May 2 at the Annie’s Cove residence in Summerstrand by his roommate who thought he had left to go and study. He never returned.
Yesterday the university sent out a statement saying the young mechatronics student had been found and was “safe in the company of his family”.
Mikka’s 18-year-old sister, Karen Tenda, said her parents would be landing in South Africa tomorrow.
“I am so happy, and grateful to the community for all its help during this tough time,” she said.
The university also thanked the community for its assistance. No further information on where Mikka had been or what he had been doing was released.
Police spokesman Captain Johan Rheeder could not be reached for comment. – Naziziphiwo Buso