Ruan Uys, a 28-year-old member of the LGBT community in Gauteng, has been missing since the 2nd of January. Can you help find him?
Uys’s mother, Hantie Uys, has taken to social media with a desperate plea for any information about the whereabouts of her son.
“This is not a sick joke,” she said on Facebook. “He’s still missing. Please we need your help.”
Ruan (pictured above) was last seen in Goodwood Street, Boksburg North, on 2 January, at around 7pm, with a friend named Alberto Dejesus.
Ruan was wearing grey shorts, a grey t-shirt, rubber slip-ons and a cap back-to-front. He will be remembered by many in the community as a barman at the now-closed Pretoria gay nightclub, Legends.
He has brown eyes, is 1.86m tall, is balding with ash brown hair, and has a tattoo on the top of his left arm. His most recent profile picture was posted on Facebook on 23 December 2017.
If you have any relevant information about Ruan or where he can be found, please contact the SAPS Boksburg North CSC office on 011 898 3000 / 3009 / 3010 or the Pink Ladies on 072 21 47439 / 083 378 4882 / 072 620 7704.
You can also contact his parents directly; Johan on 062 464 1483 or Hantie on 072 455 8201.
It now appears that Alberto Dejesus, with whom Ruan was last seen, is also missing. According to a June 2017 Facebook post, Ruan was or is in a relationship with Alberto. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call 082 444 9138.