A pharmacist from the Clicks store at Metlife Plaza has apparently been found after a massive manhunt was launched following reports on Facebook that she was missing yesterday.
“Facebook saved my child’s life,” said Zandri Geldenhuys’s mother Karien Kruger.
According to a report posted on the Public Servant News Network Port Elizabeth Facebook Page, Geldenhuys left the Clicks store at 10am and never returned. Her cellphone was switched off.
The police, along with community members, Atlas, Netstar and others sprung into action searching for Geldenhuys’ Silver Nissan NP 200 bakkie.
Andre Snyman, from Helicopter Charter Training, who assisted with the search in the Netstar helicopter, said a phone trace had originally showed Geldenhuys at Walker Drive, but had then been traced to Jeffreys Bay.
Kruger confirmed that police and community members had eventually traced Geldenhuys to Jeffreys Bay at around 11pm last night. She said she still did not know what had happened or how her daughter had ended up in Jeffreys Bay.
“I haven’t seen her yet, as she was admitted to the Humansdorp hospital,” said a clearly relieved and emotional Kruger.
Kruger said Geldenhuys would be transferred to Port Elizabeth today.
“The overwhelming support from members of community, especially on Facebook with people sharing and posting her details on the site, saved her life,” said Kruger.
She also commended the dedicated police officers who had gone out of their way to find her daughter.