Cape Town – The private investigator hired by the missing Uyinene Mrwetyana's family has called on the public to assist in trying to track down the UCT student.
Noel Pratten, who has been asked to be the spokesperson for the family, told the Cape Times on Wednesday that rumours of the 19-year-old's body being found at the Tygerberg Hospital mortuary were false. Her family have travelled from East London to assist in the search.
Pratten helped search for Meghan Cremer earlier this month. Cremer's body was found in Philippi five days after she went missing.
First-year UCT film and media studies student Mrwetyana was last seen at Clareinch Post Office in Claremont in Imam Haron Road (formerly Lansdowne Road) around lunchtime on Saturday. She attended Kingswood College in Makhanda and excelled academically, Pratten said.
"The last confirmed place she was seen at was Clareinch Post Office, collecting a parcel in Claremont around lunchtime on Saturday.