Nelspruit: 09 July 2023 – The Police in Vosman are requesting for help from members of the community regarding several missing persons that were reported as such at Vosman Police Station. However, the missing persons were, each reported by their respective families on seperate dates.
On 23 June 2023, the family of Mr Marko Madala Nkosi (58) reported him as missing. According to the family, he did not return home since he left for a night shift at his work. The family further informed the Police that, as usual Nkosi was ferried by his transport which often picks him whenever he has to report for duty. After realising that he did not come back home, his wife is said have taken it upon herself to enquire from his colleagues. The response given by his coworkers indicated that Nkosi was dropped off in town (Witbank). They further said that he indicated to them that he was going to withdraw some cash. Since then Nkosi has never been seen by his family.
Meanwhile it is alleged that on 12 May 2023 Mr Mfanomdala Johannes Sello (35) was seen at Emsagweni (in the Vosman Policing area) being beaten by a certain group of armed people. It is further said that earlier on, Sello was with his friend who reportedly managed to breakaway from the armed group then ran for their safety. However Sello was unfortunate as he could not manage to free himself from his assailants who allegedly assaulted him. His brutal assault was reportedly witnessed by some people who related the story to Sello’s family.
The unfortunate part is that since the day of the incident, Sello has never been seen by his loved ones and the family decided to report him as missing.
The Police suspects that people who allegedly assaulted Sello could possibly have something to do with his disappearance. The investigators are also connecting all the dots in order to get to the bottom of this whole drama with the view of bringing the victim back home. Members of the public are therefore urged to help with any information that they might have or assist in whatever way so that Sello is found.
On the other hand, it is said that on 22 July 2022, Manqoba June Nkonyane (64) was reported as missing by his family. The Police in Vosman were informed that he left home wearing a navy blue and white striped shirt, navy blue trousers, grey/maroon jacket as well as mustard boots, driving in a white Toyota Avanza with Registration number KKV 427 MP. The victim was reportedly on his way to Greylingstad but according to the information, he did not reach his destiny.
After a considerable number of failed attempts to locate and trace Nkonyane, his family reported his disappearance to the Police.
Whilst on 27 May 2023, Mr Mndawe Joel Hlema (70) was reported by his family as missing. According to a member of the family, Hlema is said to have attended a funeral at Gembok then reportedly boarded a taxi coming back home but ever since, he never arrived home nor anything was heard from him.
Whereas on 31 March 2023, Pebetse Joyce Maphanga (35) was reported by her family as missing. According to a member of her family, they alerted the Police in Vosman about her sudden disappearance after checking her at a place where they would normally find her. They then realised that she was nowhere to be found.
The Police in Vosman are pleading with members of the community to assist in tracing the people that were reported missing as their families are eagerly longing for them.
Anyone with information that may assist in finding them, is requested to contact the Vosman Police Station at 0798914822. Alternatively, members of the public can call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.