Umthwalume: Family of missing Sizakele Myende desperate to be reunited with her

South Africa

Durban – An uMthwalume family on the KwaZulu- Natal south coast said they were desperate to be reunited with their missing daughter.

28-year-old Sizakele Myende is one of the 14 people who were reported missing in the troubled community in recent months.

Myende was last seen four weeks ago after leaving her home for work.

So far, only five bodies have been found in the area.

The Myende family is anxious about what could have happened to Sizakele.

Her grandmother, Zonke Myende was visibly emotional in her home.

“I need her back. She was our only breadwinner, we are hungry.”

The bodies of five women were discovered in the area over the past six months. But Sizakele’s uncle, Nduduzakhe Myende said they remained hopeful that she is still alive.

“We are all dependent on her. She is the most fortunate one in the family because she could secure employment as a domestic worker.”

Myende was in the process of helping to build two mud houses for the family before she went missing.

But the projects have stalled indefinitely due to financial constrain in the family.

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