SAPS launch search operation for missing Tzaneen teacher

Picture: SAPS supplied

55-year-old Charmaine Van Stander is a teacher at Benvorster High School in Tzaneen. A SAPS report has confirmed that Stander has been missing since Saturday, 21 November.

News24 reported that Stander was last seen on the morning of Saturday, 21 November when she allegedly told her daughter that she was driving into town. She never returned.

She was driving a red Hyundai i10 with Reg FJK 447L. Her daughter could not account for what Stander was wearing at the time.

Initial search operation unsuccessful

An initial search was conducted amongst the missing teachers’ family and friends, on Monday, 23 November. The search was unsuccessful.

SAPS reminded the public there is no waiting time to report missing persons in South Africa.

Anyone with information that can assist the police to find Stander has been asked to contact investigating officer Warrant Officer Van Vuuren on 0716769667 or Crime Stop number 0860010111 or the nearest Police Station.