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Cape Town doctor found

2012-08-21 14:43

Cape Town - A Cape Town doctor who disappeared on Monday after receiving threats was found, according to a family member.

Nizaar Marlie said his cousin, 24-year-old Neelum Mohamood went missing early on Monday morning, shortly after arriving at Groote Schuur Hospital where she works.

Minutes after getting to work, Mahomood apparently drove out of the complex and no one knows where she went.

But at 16:00 on Monday, Marlie posted a message on a Facebook wall stating that the doctor had been found safe and unharmed and provided no further details.

Mahomood, from Ravensmead, had apparently been receiving threatening messages and phone calls. On Sunday night, she sent a message to family members saying she was in danger.

Meanwhile, a man who claims his wife works with Mahomood said the young doctor had to be moved to another unit at the hospital “because of a stalker”.

“Some guy had been phoning her and leaving threatening messages, then yesterday [Monday] she messaged her parents saying that she was in danger.

“When they tried to contact her phone was off and no one could find her,” Patrick Swazi said.

Swazi said he and his wife are still not sure what happened but received an SMS from Mahomood saying she was back home and “not too hurt”.

Attempts to contact Mahomood and her family have been unsuccessful.

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Comments
  • chris.novak.9235 - 2012-08-21 14:51

    Ke?? sounds rather suspicious...next time it happens dont bother letting us know then..you can help yourselves...

      chris.novak.9235 - 2012-08-21 14:53

      Sounds like a cry wolf story!

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-21 15:06

      Patrick Swazi is alive????

      kala.bafazi - 2012-08-21 15:08

      This whole thing stinks. Never mind the fact that the police wasted resources looking for her.

      abrammothibedi.abram - 2012-08-21 15:08

      come on man this is women month we need to always know about the whereabouts of our wives,sisters,daughters,girlfriend etc

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-21 15:16

      Must she first get murdered before you lot care?

      chris.novak.9235 - 2012-08-21 15:42

      No Squeegee...not at all. the story is finished, we were worried and hoping for her safe return...they did not even bother letting the media know that she had been found etc, whereas initially they went to the media to help look for her, now they all quiet about it, and do not want to speak to the media...that is what is dodgy about all this..

      kala.bafazi - 2012-08-21 15:47

      @Squeegee - The initial story has become one of the most read current articles on News 24 which means there are potentially a lot of concerned people out there. Suddenly she reappears, no explanation and no apologies. My first thought is that she was out partying with her mates and now is too embarassed to tell the people out here.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-21 18:24

      Klink vir my sy het so Bietjie die Kat gaan Knyp daar in die Donker....

      mike.lindsay.7927 - 2012-08-22 14:06

      Was she trying to avoid an arranged marriage set-up maybe ? Why else would she not inform her parents if she was able to do so ? Maybe the parents are party to the threatening communications ? I don't think this matter is going to be rocket-science for the investigators. It would appear however that state resources have been wasted, and Neelam Mahomood and/or her family must explain their actions.

  • oageng.lekete.7 - 2012-08-21 15:11

    What an irresponsible Doctor, her disappearance became international news.Do you want to tell me she knew about all this crap? I fear for her patients, they will be left with an open laparatomy, while she drove off the hospital gates and never cared to inform anyone. Doctors council should put a magnet eye on this doctor, very irresponsible and potential negligent.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-21 15:17

      Let's see you deal with a stalker and threats.. Wake up from your Chuck Norris dreamworld, she's just a young woman who was scared.

      Adil Smit - 2012-08-21 15:40

      Maybe get a real name ?

      oageng.lekete.7 - 2012-08-21 16:02

      There you go a group of ninicumpupu's ganging on me....She should pray what ever her superior being is that her case should never end up on my table.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-21 17:30

      Your'e as much a doctor as my dog is a sangoma - then again my dog ...

      mandy.komlosy - 2012-08-22 13:04

      I absolutely agree. What a lot of garbage. If she was afraid and in danger you let your loved ones know you are going into hiding of whatever she did. Not let everyone assume some hideous has happened - to then just reappear and have nothing to say. Methinks she needs some psychiatric help or the parents do OR .... News24 reporting and reporters have to monitored more carefully so that we receive ACCURATE news reports and not fabricated hogwash!!

      mike.lindsay.7927 - 2012-08-22 13:55

      Was she trying to escape from an arranged marriage maybe ? Why else would she not tell her parents. Maybe they knew who was threatening her and sanctioned it ?

      rajeshsood - 2012-08-23 08:30

      Nonsense. Junior doctors will never be in a position at Groote Schuur where a patient will be left unmanaged. You clearly have no idea what a "laparotomy" is to begin with.

  • leigh.mos - 2012-08-21 15:21

    Can we atleast wait to hear what actually happened before we pass judgement. I would hope my family would raise the alarms if they feared for my safety... rather over react than don't react at all.

      mandy.komlosy - 2012-08-22 13:05

      there are only two types .......Diagnosed and undiagnosed!

  • nayes - 2012-08-21 15:56

    Am I the only one who thinks that an SMS saying that someone is fine is not the most reliable source of information?

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-08-22 13:10

      Sometimes it is best to switch of your phone to get away from people tracking you. I saw the other day a 7 year old who's life was threatened via SMS and phone! (For something his dad did - Left his gangster girl) Instant insomnia, some people are scary, especially the gangs & druggies.

  • jackie.stone.501 - 2012-08-21 16:10

    I wonder what RICA's purpose was it can't be used to find out who the stalker is, unless she did not report it to the police.

  • Matthew - 2012-08-22 13:13

    Well to receive these threats,theres a number. you may be able to "private number" for phone calls,but not sms's. Hand his number out and let some of the macho men here track him down.or just a vigil anti in general.or give it to the police and track the bastar* down and arrest/moer him. tired of silly stories like this. yes,very scary...but there ARE ways of dealing with it. runing around like she has so far already does nothing but egg this sick animal on.

  • tracy.knijnenburg - 2012-08-22 14:13

    Pathetic, this is not news, its a bunch of BS!

  • cynthia.smith.71619533 - 2012-08-22 14:19

    Must you know all the gory details befor you are satisfied that it is worthy wasting your eyesight on. Catch a wakeup. Be glad this young lady is safe. It's her and her family's perrogative to decide whether or not to disclose everything. So just let it go.

  • mario.v.calcagni - 2012-08-22 17:01

    this is not news

  • patrick.hankey.5 - 2012-08-23 08:25

    not so sqeaky clean...

  • RiD123 - 2012-08-23 13:24

    Thumbs up if you know Nizaar Marlie as a facebook papparazi on the PS network!!!

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-08-23 13:37

    did say she went jolling, wasting our time, stupid doctor

  • tasneem.parker.90 - 2012-08-25 20:27

    Its very unsavory of you guys to use this space as some sort of witch hunt because your curiosity hasn't been satiated! It could very likely be that the family wishes not to disclose what happened because of the sensitivity of its nature. Yes, the public has the right to know what happened considering they were part of the 'search effort' but you can at least behave. This isn't some game or party ...a young woman was abducted and God knows what she went thru. There's a limit to being Bis ... stick to the tabloids if u that classless.

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