A Durban woman who went missing in August and found alive this week, just hours before dying, was being stalked. TimesLive reported that a week before Natasha Conabeer went missing she sent one of her best friends a message saying that she was being stalked.
Zamambo Mkhize, from Gauteng, who went to Inanda Seminary School with Conabeer, told TimesLIVE on Monday that her “best friend since school” sent her the message via WhatsApp a week before she was last seen on August 18. Conabeer died in hospital on Monday morning after her body was dropped off on her mother’s doorstop hours earlier.
Conabeer informed her friend via text that it was complicated as “someone was following her almost 24/7”. She hinted that she couldn’t disclose some information “until all this goes away, for my loved ones [sic] protection”. Conabeer thanked her friend for her love and concern, TimesLive reported.
Mkhize realised that Conabeer could not reveal too much information and responded that she wouldn’t ask her the details of who was stalking her or why. A week later, Conabeer disappeared.
Mkhize said Conabeer did not tell her that she was in a relationship, but she believed that whoever was responsible for taking her knew her. “How else would that person know where she lived to drop her off at her home in Inanda?” she told TimeLive.
Police spokesperson Lt-Col Thulani Zwane said an inquest docket had been opened at Durban North police station.