Mystery hangs in the air after a woman suddenly disappeared from sight with her young son only a day to Christmas.
A 33-year-old woman identified as Thandi Monne and her seven-year-old son Bophelo went out on Christmas Eve and that was the last time they were seen.
The South African woman drove away from her mum’s home in Sasolburg, Free State with Bophelo in her silver gray VW Polo Vivo and the two have not been seen since.
According to her family, her phone is off and she is not at her apartment in Zamdela. Thandi’s mum, Daphne Chabangu (52), said her daughter lived with her boyfriend, but they can’t get hold of him either.
Daphne said: “We couldn’t reach her on Christmas Eve so we went to look for her. Her landlord said they realised before Christmas that Thandi had left without giving notice.”
The mum said they called Thandi’s friends and other relatives, but nobody knew where she was.
“We informed the cops about her disappearance, as her car is also missing. The cops searched for her at her friend’s house, but she wasn’t there. We finally opened a missing persons’ case last week,” she said.
The registration number of Thandi’s Polo is FNX 089 FS.
Police spokeswoman Lieutenant Livhuhani Hani said two missing persons’ cases have been opened.