A Kraaifontein woman says she now has to constantly look after her husband after he lost his memory in a car accident just before Christmas and went missing for two days.
The couple is now also looking for their white Nissan Sentra Anthony Johnson was driving at the time of the accident after it disappeared from in front of the Kraaifontein Police Station.
Anthony, 40, says he vaguely remembers being involved in an accident with a taxi on the Okavango bridge near Cape Gate mall on 22 December, but cannot recall what led up to it or what happened afterwards.
“I lost my memory after I had the accident. I can’t remember anything about it, but I woke up on the rail line near Kraaifontein. I walked till Buhrein Estate and from there found my way home in flashes of memory.
“I was a healthy person, but now I’m also losing my eyesight,” he says.
His wife Janine, 36, says she went into a panic when Anthony did not come home that night.
“A friend came to tell us that he had to have been in a car accident and that the car was standing inside the Kraaifontein Police Station yard.
“My brother went to check and took a photo of the car.
“When we went to go fetch it after Christmas it was gone and now nobody can tell us where it is. We want them to check their cameras to see who took it.
“What is strange is that they have no case about this accident.
“My husband only came home on the 23rd of December, he had blood on his head and by his eye, telling us that he had hit his head. My husband doesn’t drink or do drugs. He is busy losing his sight and I can’t leave him alone because I’m scared he walks off and won’t find his way home.”
Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana says there is no information about the accident: “The case number you provided is a theft of a motor vehicle case that is under investigation with no arrests so far.”