The body of Zuziwe Mvinjana was found on Macassar Beach after she was reported missing on Monday.
On Sunday, Zuziwe Mvinjana from Makhaza was short of breath and was adamant to get to the hospital and be tested for Covid-19 as she had already been to two separate doctors who had given her injections and told her that it was a common cold.
Her son-in-law, Sandiso Matodlana, says, “My partner told her, my brother will take her to the hospital. Monday came and he couldn’t find her. My partner couldn’t get ahold of her and her phone kept going to voicemail,”.
The family became worried when they realised she had not yet returned from the hospital, they checked to see when last she was on WhatsApp and discovered that it was at 10:10 am that morning.
“At the hospital, they were denied entry due to Covid-19, but a nurse was asked to check. She came back, telling us our mother was not on the system and she wasn’t there,” Matodlana said.
The devasted family then tried to open a missing person case but was asked to return with a picture of their mother.
“We went back to the hospital and again were told she was not on the system. They couldn’t find her. I then received a call from my brother-in-law stating Macassar police were at the house,”.
Matodlana rushed home to find out that the police had found her body. The police presented a photo to the family showing blood coming from her nose and sand on her face.
“According to police, they found her bag, identity document, cellphone and receipt from the hospital near her body. Someone jogging on the beach found her,” Matodlana said.
Mihlali Majikela, SAPS spokesperson, said an inquest docket has been opened. “A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death,” Majikela said.