Missing after 40 days

LEPHALALE — The 45-year-old Richard Kwanaite Motlhomphegi’s family reported him missing at Lephalale Police. The last time they saw him was on 1 February 2019 around 10:00.


Richard Kwanaite Motlhomphegi

According to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale SAPS Cluster spokesperson, Motlhomphegi’s brother-in-law, Ramasobana Tshabishi Calvin, says he told him on the morning of 2 February that he was going out to a farm outside Lephalale to pray and that he was going to fast for 40 days.

He was reportedly in good health when he left his home in Marapong with Jerry Mocheku who told him about the farm he was on his way to.

When he didn’t show up after 40 days, his family went to Lephalale SAPS to report him as missing. His cell phone is switched off.

When he was last seen he was wearing an Exxaro blue work suit and brown flat shoes.

During the Police’s search of the mountain where he was supposed to be, they found a silver ring, a bible, diary, blue trouser, maroon blanket and one black and one white sock.

Motlhomphegi is originally from Mokaloaneng outside Dwaalboom and Northam.

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