Former EFF secretary-general turned lawyer Godrich Gardee's daughter Hillary, 28, has been missing since Friday when she disappeared from the Nelspruit CBD.


Her father said a three-year-old adopted child with the missing Unisa student during their disappearance has been returned home.

The pair were last seen at Nelspruit Plaza Super Spar in the central business district around 17:30 on Friday, Gardee said.

Gardee said the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of her daughter are unknown.

Hillary is doing a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, Gardee confirmed.

Asked what message he has for her, Gardee said, "Wherever she is, she must know the country and the world with... family and friends are waiting to see her return safe and unharmed." The Mpumalanga police are appealing to the public for assistance in locating Gardee.

Mpumalanga police spokesperson Colonel Donald Mdhluli said Gardee resides in the Kwamagugu area outside Nelspruit.

"The victim was with a three-year-old girl during her disappearance. Surprisingly, the child was found, but Gardee was nowhere to be found. She was reported missing by her family on Saturday, 30 April 2022. Gardee has not returned home since then," said Mdhluli.

Mdhluli said Gardee was last seen wearing a black top and black trousers.

"She is approximately 1.6 metres tall, and she has a piercing on her nose. She is also light in complexion," added Mdhluli.

Anyone with information that may assist police in tracing Hillary Gardee is urged to contact Detective Constable Sthembile Zitha on 0724740835 or call the Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

Alternatively, members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received data will be confidential, and callers may opt to remain anonymous.