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A Limpopo woman is having sleepless nights over the safety of her daughter after she left with her "boyfriend" who is allegedly unwilling to let her go back home.
Sarah Morifi, 41, from the village of GaManamela in Moletjie last saw her daughter, Matsobane, 21, on December 24 last year.
She said Matsobane bid her farewell on that day, saying she was going to meet her boyfriend's parents in Venda.
The "boyfriend" identified himself as Percy Mulaudzi but did not specify which area in Venda he came from.
She said the "couple" had only known each other for a few days and the man then promised to introduce her to his parents.
"The man claimed he was a salesman for a car dealership in Polokwane.
"But every dealership we approached thereafter had no knowledge of him," said a worried Morifi.
According to Morifi, her daughter called her a few days later promising to return but she has so far no returned.
When she failed to return or phone, Morifi decided to call the number her daughter had used when she called.
But the phone was always answered by a man who initially said he had no knowledge of her daughter's whereabouts.
"I kept on calling with the hope that I'll ultimately speak to my daughter," she explained.
She said she called again later and her daughter answered, but did not speak freely.
"My daughter only assured me she was fine but a man grabbed the phone and told me I would never see my daughter alive again," she said.
The woman said she then became worried and went to the police to report the matter.
The woman claimed the police told her they could not open a case, saying her daughter was an adult.
Superintendent Motlafela Mojapelo, the provincial police spokesman, said yesterday as long as there was consent between the two there was nothing wrong.
"It does not seem the woman's daughter is in danger and, therefore, we are not going to open any case," he said.