GONE: Sinaye Hlanjwa. Photo: Supplied
The family of a missing CPUT student are appealing for help after the young woman left a mysterious note in her room.

Sinaye Hlanjwa, 24, a third-year Maritime Studies student, was last seen at a student residence in Observatory more than a week ago and her family is worried.

Sister, Lazola, 25, says she last spoke to Sinaye on Sunday, 29 July when she told her she was preparing for an exam.

“I called her the next day, but her phone just rang and by Monday night it was on voicemail.

“I tried for a week to get hold of her and was not worried at first because she often puts her phone off when she studies.”

She then decided to visit the res where security opened her sister’s room and they found a strange note, tacked on the wall, and which reads: “Start your search in Camps Bay if I am missing for more than 21 days.”

The note is dated 1 August.

Her family reported her missing at Woodstock Police Station and yesterday CPUT students helped the family search for her in Camps Bay.

“We noted that her bank card was used in the Golden Acre on 2 August where R300 was withdrawn,” says a worried Lazola.

“We don’t know of anyone in Camps Bay she would have gone to. She had an on-and-off relationship with a guy in Observatory, but we have no contact with him.”

If you have seen Sinaye, call the police on 021 442 3117 or her family on 078 762 1039.

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