As the search for missing University of Cape Town student Uyinene “Nene” Mrwetyana has entered its fifth day, her family has reportedly contacted a private investigator to help track the 19-year-old down.

Noel Pratten has been hired by the Mrwetyana family in a bid to find their daughter, who was last seen in Claremont on Saturday, August 24. According to reports, Nene left her residence at Roscommon House in Claremont’s Main Road at approximately 1.30pm before making her way to nearby Mowbray to have her nails done.

Pratten revealed that she was allegedly seen collecting a parcel from a post office in Clareinch on the day of her disappearance.

Earlier this week, a communication circulated claiming that Nene had been brought to the Tygervalley Mortuary, but South African Police Services denied these claims, stating that they are still searching for her.

Many are hoping that Pratten will be able to track Nene down. He also played a vital role in the case of horse show rider Meghan Cremer, whose body was found five days after her disappearance earlier this month.

Her body was discovered buried in a sand mine in Philippi, a short distance from the horse farm she lived on.

Picture: Uyinene Mrwetyana/Instagram

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Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.