The family of Gerrad Maas is appealing for help to find him, as he has been missing since Sunday [February 7].
In a Facebook post, Gerrad’s brother Axl explains that he was last seen on Sunday afternoon walking the R44 pass towards Somerset West/Strand with a backpack.
He is a 33-year-old white male with brown hair and was wearing black jeans at the time of his disappearance. He suffers from schizophrenia.
He was staying in a halfway home for people with mental illnesses and walked out of the home on Sunday.
His brother Axl says he has received various reported sightings of Gerrad between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, but none have been confirmed.
“He is having a mental episode, but is a nice guy. If you have seen him, please let me know immediately here on Facebook or at 068 220 9643,” wrote his brother.