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Felicia Nkhwashu
1 minute read
16 Nov 2018
10:07 am

Missing student found in Steve Biko hospital ICU

Felicia Nkhwashu

His mother said even though he was found badly beaten, she was thankful that he was found alive.

Mzuvukile Qaqoba. Photo: Supplied

A 23-year-old student who was reported missing on Saturday has been found with head injuries and a broken shoulder blade, reports Pretoria East Rekord.

Mzuvukile Qaqoba, originally from Zwelitsha in the Eastern Cape, resides in Arcadia and was last seen in Sunnyside.

According to his mother Noxolo Qaqoba, he has been at Steve Biko hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) since November 5 after he was discovered by paramedics on the side of a road in Arcadia.

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“I am not exactly sure where in Arcadia, but it looks like he was badly beaten or thrown out of a flat. He sustained head injuries which resulted in internal bleeding,” she said.

She said even though he was found in a bad condition, she was thankful that he was found alive.

“All I am waiting for now is a speedy recovery.”

He is a final year financial marketing student at Rosebank College.

His uncle Mzwandile Manto described him as “a quiet and friendly person who loves socialising and music”.

His mother had previously told Pretoria East Rekord that he disappeared after a confrontation with a Congolese man, to which he allegedly owed R200.

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