The family of Shireen Rasool, a business woman from Strandfontein, fear that she may have been abducted after she went missing more than a week ago.
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The Daily Voice reports that the Town Centre manager had received threats before her mysterious disappearance on 15 February according to her family.
This has resulted in appeals for people with information about her whereabouts to come forward.
Speaking to the publication on condition of anonymity, a family member said the 47-year-old mother of two was last seen at Town Centre.
“She was supposed to attend her weekly managers’ meeting in Cape Town, so she walked towards the taxi rank but was never heard from since,” said the relative adding that Rasool had dropped her daughter off at her older sister’s home just after 11am and told them that she would be home later that evening.
“But she didn’t come home, and that is unlike her. We tried calling her but her phone was off.
“The next day we went to her workplace and they said she didn’t show up for work.”
While the relative said that Rasool had told family of the threats, she did not have more information about the nature or source of them.
“We checked the mortuaries and hospitals,” said the relative. “She is from Durban, she didn’t have friends here, so that is why we are so concerned.”
“We are fearing for her life, that she may have been abducted.
“She is not a person who goes out, she is just for home and work, that’s how responsible she is.”
“She wouldn’t just leave her children, she would keep them updated with her every move.”
Meanwhile, police spokesperson Wesley Twigg confirmed that a missing person case was registered at Mitchells Plain SAPS for Shireen.
“The investigation into the matter is still ongoing,” he added.
Anyone with any information helpful to the investigation or who can assist with locating the missing Shireen can anonymously contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
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