Zaheera Mohammed yesterday made an impassioned plea to the men convicted of theft from her brother Nazeer to reveal his whereabouts.
Robert Tshililo Nemabaka and Rotshidzwa Netshiavha were convicted in November last year of stealing Nazeer’s cellphone, as well as a Toyota Corolla and an Opel Astra registered to Nazeer’s dealership, NZR Motor City.
The vehicles and cellphone were recovered in Venda, Limpopo, together with the accused, nearly 500km from Johannesburg. Two more cars are still missing as is a large sum of money stolen from Nazeer’s safe.
He was last seen on December 7, 2012, at NZR Motor City in Jules Street, Johannesburg however the family refuses to give up hope, said Zaheera, her voice quavering with the stress and emotion of her brother’s unsolved disappearance.
IRS Investigations stepped in to help pro bono after hearing about the matter through then head of Crime Line Yusuf Abramjee.
“Not only has the family had to contend with Nazeer going missing, it has also had to deal with “psychics” and other extortionists trying to get money out of them,” said investigator Glenda Paul.
She and Zaheera hoped Nemabaka and Netshiavha would have an attack of conscience and reveal Nazeer’s whereabouts as it was believed the two accused may have been among the last people to see Nazeer before he went missing.
Two men were arrested for his disappearance however the case was dropped due to a lack of evidence.
Sentencing proceedings against Nemabaka and Netshiavha were due to begin yesterday however were postponed to February 22 for a social workers report.
“This entire thing has had a massive impact on our health and family,” Zaheera said.
“Nazeer is very loving, caring, family oriented person. We would go on holidays together, we spent a lot of time together as a family. To not know what happened is really destroying us.
Paul implored for anyone with information to come forward. “It will be treated in the strictest of confidence. The IRS national number is 0861 911 477,” Paul said.