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Mystery surrounds disappearance of young rugby talent Muzi Manyike: 'We pray he is safe'

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Struggling to cope?

That's the undercurrent emerging from the search for Muzilikazi "Muzi" Manyike, a former SA Schools captain and until recently part of the Lions' band of promising age-group players, who was declared missing earlier this month. 

The 20-year-old, a playmaking outside centre who can double up as a flyhalf and fullback, was in regular contact with his parents ever since Jeppe Boys High poached him from Hoërskool Jan Viljoen in his hometown of Randfontein, despite his rugby activities making visits increasingly rare.

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