Delani Maishi missing: This is a desperate call for help to find Delani Maishi missing since December 16, 2019.
46 year old Delani Maishi is an agent at Clientele IFA at The Workshop. He had left home on December 16 at about 7pm and told his wife, Olwethu Maishi, that he was going somewhere and would be back soon.
Mr Maishi drove off in his cousin’s car, a silver-grey Hyundai, that night, according to his wife.
He has not been since or heard from since then.
A tracker company was able to trace the car he had been travelling in and found it had been driven to the Suncoast Casino parking area.
CCTV footage from Suncoast reportedly showed Mr Maishi jumping into another vehicle, a white Toyota Fortuner, which then drove off.
Police investigators working with the tracker company were eventually led to a house in Welbedacht in Chatsworth where the Toyota Fortuner was found, but the driver’s whereabouts remained a mystery.
Mr Maishi has still not been found. He’s been missing for over 10 days.
His family spent Christmas Day praying and hoping for his safe return after high-profile detectives were assigned to investigate the case.
His wife, Olwethu Maishi is praying for his safe return. She said she did not ask her husband where he was going because he has friends in Chesterville where they live.
She said what was even more confusing was that the owner of the white Fortuner was not known to their family.
“We fear that he may have been kidnapped. I have never heard him talking about this guy and according to his (Fortuner owner’s) wife, he had been travelling in this car and came home to drop it off and took another car,” she said.
Maishi said when her husband did not return home that night, she suspected that something was wrong.
“I called his friends and no one knew where he was. It is not like him to disappear from home. I even called friends and family and nobody had seen him. Two days later I opened a missing person’s case. It has been the longest 10 days of my life, looking for my husband,” she said.
She said they had just returned from a week-long holiday in Cape Town with their 6-year-old daughter, and were planning to visit family in the Eastern Cape for Christmas, but that did not happen.
She said she could not think of anyone who might want to hurt her husband and feared the worst because it was not like him to disappear.
“We had the most tragic Christmas. It was our first Christmas without my husband. We had plans for the holidays. I have to explain to our daughter all the time that her father will soon come home. Anyone who may have seen anything or know anything, please come forward to help find my husband,” said Maishi.
Police spokesperson Nqobile Gwala said police were investigating.