Missing 20-year-old Deolin Spandiel was last seen leaving his home in Sarepta, Kuilsriver at 9am on Saturday, 5 November.
Police in Kuilsriver and the young man’s family are asking the public for help to find him.
He reportedly suffers from a mental disorder and has not been taking his medication since Friday, 4 November.
He is described as a 1.6-metre-tall coloured man with short black hair. He weighs approximately 70 kilograms.
At the time of his disappearance, he was seen wearing black three-quarter tracksuit pants, a pink t-shirt, and black flip flops.
According to IOL, members of the local neighbourhood watch said they took Spandiel to the police station after spotting him in Langverwacht, Kuilsriver, over the weekend.
However, he never returned home.
He has also reportedly been spotted in Zewenwacht Mall as well as Stellenbosch by a number of people.
“A missing person case has been opened on Monday and the matter is being investigated,” says provincial police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk.
In speaking to IOL, Spandiel’s sister, Ashleen, warns the public that her brother could become violent as a result of not taking his medication. She urges anyone who sees him not to approach him but rather contact the police.
“We just want him to come home safely. We also just want those people who have seen him to please contact the police. They do not need to approach him as we don’t know how he will react.”
Anyone who can assist with information that will lead to Deolin’s safe return is urged to contact the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Andries Bindefell on 079 894 1561 or Crime Stop on 0860 010 111.
Picture: SAPS Media