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Port Elizabeth police need help locating missing 77-year-old man

Aug 14, 2017
Port Elizabeth police need help locating missing 77-year-old man

Police in Port Elizabeth are appealing to the public for assistance with information that might assist them in locating a missing 77-year-old man.

"On Friday 11 August, Michael Zolile Nongqosa, a 77-year-old man, went missing from Ikamvelihle area," said police spokepserson, Captain Andre Beetge.

"He was last seen waiting for a lift from family to his home at Ntolosi Street, Veeplaas, Port Elizabeth.

"He was sitting inside the safety of Ikamvelihle SAPS station waiting, and when he left, it was presumed his lift arrived."

Captain Beetgee said that, however, when family later arrived at 11:50, it was suspected that he left to visit elsewhere or possibly wandering the streets of Ikamvelihle.

"At that point his daughter informed police that her elderly father suffers from an intellectual disability and opened a missing persons report at the police station," he added.

"He was last seen wearing black pants, navy jersey, blue shirt and black shoes.

"Any person that has information on the whereabouts of Mr Nongqosa to please contact the Ikamvelihle station at 083 730 3923."