Assistance needed in identifying a Free State female teenager in KZN


The police in the Free State are asking for assistance in locating a missing female teenager.

According to police spokesperson Sbusiso Mkhize, the missing female identified herself as Jafta Oliphant from Welkom. She was found in KwaMsane, KwaZulu-Natal. Her age remains unknown at this stage.

“Oliphant’s age is unknown, but it is estimated to be +/- 16 years old. KwaMsane police are appealing to members of the community for assistance to locate the family or relatives of an African female found in the KwaMsane area,” Mkhize said.

He said they appeal to anyone who can assist the police to locate her family or relatives, to contact the KwaMsane Police at 035-551-9024/2025 or Crime Stop at 08600-10111.

Meanwhile, police in the area are still searching for Kgatliso Edwin Makgetla (28), who is a university lecturer in Welkom. Free State police spokesperson Stephen Thakeng said Kgatliso’s brother informed police that he thought Makgetla visited a friend to watch soccer that day, however, he never returned. Thakeng explained that the brother further informed police that he tried calling the missing Makgetla on Sunday 7 May 2023, but his phone was not answered. His family and friends were later contacted about his whereabouts but all in vain. Police were also informed that Makgetla has never been to work at the tertiary institution in Welkom since his disappearance. According to Thakeng, it is unknown what he was wearing when he disappeared.

“His wife, who is residing in Johannesburg, was also contacted and related that she last spoke with her husband on Sunday. The room where he resided was searched and his cell phone and wallet were not found. The missing person left with his black Ford Fiesta with registration number HKL 032 FS,” Thakeng said.

OFM News/ Tshehla Koteli