Port Elizabeth police in the Eastern Cape have launched a search following the mysterious disappearance of Sergeant Michael Van der Watt.
Police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu, said that Van der Watt, 35, who is stationed at the Motherwell Cluster Tactical Response Team, was last seen by a colleague who dropped him off at home on Sunday morning after night shift.
The policeman who is also a cyclist was reported missing by his wife after she did not hear from her husband since Sunday night.
“At this stage information is unclear and all available information is currently being followed up. According to information on hand,” said Naidu.
Naidu said that neighbours claimed to have seen someone leaving the house on Monday morning in cycling attire.
Police say that Van der Watts’s bicycle is missing.
“His cell phone and other personal items were left at home.”
Police K9 unit and the Air Wing are conducting searches along the cycling route of Draaifontein, Seaview, Schoonmakerskop and Greenbushes.
Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of Van der Watt or can assist in tracing him is asked to contact SAPS Kabega Park.
– African News Agency (ANA)