Cape Town doctor disappears

2012-08-20 14:24

Cape Town - A Cape Town woman went missing on Monday and her family fears she may have been kidnapped.

Neelum Mohamood, 24, clocked into work at 08:00 at Groote Schuur Hospital in Observatory on Monday morning, a family member told News24. Then, 15 minutes later, she clocked out.

She has not been seen or heard from since. An attempt to use CCTV cameras to see where Mohamood might have gone was unsuccessful.

According to a post on Facebook, Mohamood drives a blue Ford Fiesta with registration number CY 366953.

The family member, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was highly uncharacteristic for Mohamood to simply leave work and not tell anyone where she was going.

However, for the last few weeks, Mohamood has been receiving threatening phone calls and recently got a letter with a sinister message.

On Sunday night, Mohamood apparently sent a message to a cousin saying she was in danger.  

But the family member said he has no idea who might have sent the messages.

The young woman is doing her internship at the Cape Town hospital and lives with her parents in Ravensmead. She was described as a down-to-earth person who preferred being at home instead of partying. 

A case has been opened at the Ravensmead police station. Anyone with information can phone the station on 021 933 9000 or contact Waseem Mohamood on 082 724 9499. You can also contact News24.

  • Mohamood has subsequently been found. Find the link to the latest story here.

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  • leeann.mentorcarstens - 2012-08-20 15:08

    Could the kidnapping of the ravensmead doc and the killing of 4 in ravensmead be linked? Just a thought. Keeping her and her family in our prayers.

  • mofstok - 2012-08-20 15:29

    I hope they find her safe and sound.

  • shafieka.adams.5 - 2012-08-20 15:35

    will keep her and the family in my dua's..may she be found in gud health, Inshallah!!! to those fools suggesting all that crap..please keep it to urself...:-(

  • gershwin.bazier - 2012-08-20 15:43

    Just read on FB she was found alive

  • SjStarke - 2012-08-20 15:56


      cheryl.deroos - 2012-08-21 12:08

      How do you know she has been found. It would be fantastic. Please respond if you know for definte she has been found.

  • mknnko003 - 2012-08-20 16:05

    Hope they find her alive...

  • rob.tubbs.39 - 2012-08-20 17:50

    Hope to God this has a happy ending...

  • leetoane.maliehe - 2012-08-20 23:11

    How cruel people can be,let's hope shi is hiding somewhere and comes back,my condolenses to the family.

      Msika - 2012-08-21 07:58


  • cynthia.smith.71619533 - 2012-08-21 10:05

    I wonder if our police are going to wait 48 hours again before they do anything? Not telling anyone where she was going was apparently out of character for her, so let's hope that the police turn the clock back to NOW and find her. Such a pretty young lady. I do hope that she will be alright.

  • saufiyya.mookadam - 2012-08-21 10:28

    Shafieka I could not agree with you more!!!!! If you feel an article like this wastes your time because it is not news, then why do you have the time to write such crap about it! I would rather read an article like this immediately after someone goes missing if it's out of character and they find her 2 hours later (even if as you so graciously put it she was "pomping her non-muslim boyfriend"). FYI, she was hijacked and could have easily been killed and then you would have been happy to read this because that would have been newsworthy! How would you feel if it was your own child? I am sure that you would be freaking out 1 hour after. Now imagine it was your child and this is what people are saying when you are trying to find him/her? Very different when you look at it from that perspective isn't it?

  • shay.neethling.1 - 2012-08-21 10:29

    According to a post she was found?

  • shay.neethling.1 - 2012-08-21 10:30

  • chrisi.reddy - 2012-08-21 12:04

    Its said that she has been found safe yesterday??!!

  • matete.k.seshwene - 2012-08-21 12:27

    Why are the comments about Terre'blance hidding?

      shakes.tshabala - 2012-08-21 13:37

      I posed the same question. We have a right to read the comments of others, irrespective what they say. Where is our freedom now. I also passed a comment and soon thereafter they blocked everything.

      Msika - 2012-08-21 17:36

      News24 sucks!! You suck, suck suck!!

  • carl.lutzer.3 - 2012-08-21 21:39

    I smell a "story" - you just do not disappear for nothing.....

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