Zukhile Somdyala, 33, was last seen on 26 December while walking along the train line between Gugulethu and Manenberg.
His girlfriend, Cormenita Smith, says she believes he has sought help from local kerk mense after he “snapped” on the morning he went missing.
She says a year ago, Zukhile disappeared and was found with church people where he was receiving counselling.
“My boyfriend went missing on 26 December and there has been no trace of him, not even his family knows where he is,” she says.
“I went to the police station and hospitals. That morning he went missing, he snapped. He told me that this has happened before and he went to church people where he was helped. This usually happens in December.”
If you have seen him, contact Cormenita on 073 855 7473.