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Search for missing UFS student continues


The investigation and search to find UFS student Kwandiswa Masibonge Xaba, who went missing on 4 June 2022, is still ongoing

The search by University of the Free State (UFS) and peers of the missing Qwaqwa campus student Kwandisa Masibonge Xaba continues.

UFS posted that they in partnership with the South African Police Service (SAPS) are still on the quest to locate the missing Kwandisa.

“The investigation and search to find Kwandiswa Masibonge Xaba, who went missing on 4 June 2022, is still ongoing. Ms Xaba, from Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, is a first-year Bachelor of Science student on the Qwaqwa Campus of the University of the Free State (UFS).”

“She was last seen leaving the campus and taking a taxi to an undisclosed location; she was also observed on other video footage in Phuthaditjhaba,” part of the statement read.


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“The possibility exists that Ms Xaba might have travelled to other parts of the country, and the SAPS investigation has been expanded to Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.”

The EFF Student Council in Qwaqwa weighed in. “It is with great sadness that one of our very own sister, Kwandiswa Xaba, who is a first-year student went missing on the 4th of June and until this date, she is not found.

“She resides in Chris Hani residence and was last seen on campus. As the EFFSC, we call on the SRC, Protection services and Phuthaditjhaba SAPS to invest the same amount of energy and resources used to arrest and harass students into finding our sister. Furthermore, students are urged to be vigilant and can contact 0824347456/ 0623139738 should they know something that would be of assistance”.


Also, SAPS has requested anyone with information about Ms Xaba’s whereabouts to contact Detective Warrant Officer Thipa Selepe on 073 510 9092.

Information can also be emailed to the UFS Protection Services at, from where it will be communicated to the investigating officer at the SAPS.

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