A Galeshewe family has requested the public’s assistance in locating 19-year-old Justin Chirenga, who went missing on Wednesday, June 22.
A GALESHEWE family has requested the public’s assistance in locating 19-year-old Justin Chirenga, who went missing on Wednesday, June 22.
According to Justin’s mother, Ntswaki Chirenga, she last saw him on Tuesday night when they went to bed.
“I did not see Justin on Wednesday morning, but my niece did see him that morning. My niece said Justin told her that he was going to his grandmother and then he left. According to my niece, she thought he was going to work after he went to his grandmother’s house,” said Ntswaki.
She said they tried to phone Justin later that day after he did not return home.
“We called him, but his phone was off. His grandmother also indicated that he was not at her house. She was also under the impression that he went to work after he had left her house. Justin was employed as an educator’s assistant at Tetlanyo High School. We were not able to find him.”
She said one of her son’s colleagues informed them that he had been absent from work since the previous week.
“We posted a picture of Justin on social media to inform people that he was missing. One of his colleagues told us that he had not been at work since the previous week. That again hampered our search as Justin does not really have any friends nor is he someone who would stay away from home for days.”
Galeshewe police spokesperson Sergeant Timothy Sam said a missing person’s case is being investigated by the police.
“The Kagisho police are requesting assistance from the public in locating Justin Chirenga. Chirenga is brown-skinned and about 1.76 metres tall. He was last seen at his grandmother’s house. He was wearing green tracksuit trousers, a blue jacket and black sneakers. Anyone with information on his whereabouts or who may have seen him can contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Boraine, on 082 469 0724 or 08600 10111 or even via the MySAPS app. All information will be treated confidentially,” said Sam.