Missing Welkom student may have ran away

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CHRISTAL-LIZE MULLER

The family of a missing 24-year-old CUT student from Welkom thinks he may have run away to one of South Africa’s neighbouring countries.

Steven Wessels, a mechanical engineering student at the Central University of Technology, went missing in Welkom last Monday. He was headed back to Bloemfontein after spending the long weekend with his family.

His abandoned car with all his belongings except his cellphone was found at St. Andrew’s school in Welkom.

Steven’s brother Sean Wessels says because of the strange circumstances surrounding Steven’s disappearance the family believes he is alive and may have ran away.

They urge him to please make contact with his worried family. Sean says efforts to monitor Steven’s cellphone usage and follow up his banking information have born no fruit.

The search continues.