The wife of missing Greater Sekhukhune district municipality community liaison officer Dickson Makeke refuses to speak about him.
The police have asked his bank to freeze his account in a bid to flush him out.
His employers have also stopped paying his salary for absconding from work. The municipality's policy is that any employee who does not report for duty for more than 30 days without reason is deemed to have dismissed themselves.
Makeke was first believed to have fled and drowned in a river after being caught by a taxi owner allegedly having sex with the taximan's wife on January 18 at GaMampuru village.
He allegedly threw himself into the Tubatse River near Steelpoort outside Burgersfort.
Rumours have been doing the rounds that Makeke is alive. There have been claims that he has been seen in Alexandra township in Johannesburg and in Daveyton in Ekurhuleni.
Yesterday Sowetan called his wife, who refused to give her name, saying she wanted nothing to do with this newspaper. "Please leave me alone. I don't want to speak about the matter," she said.
She then switched off her phone.
The municipality said Makeke's salary had been stopped with a hope that he would show up.
Spokesman Selby Makgotho said they had heard nothing from Makeke since his salary was stopped last month.
"But we are in contact with his family to keep up to date about any developments regarding his whereabouts," said Makgotho.
Police spokesman Superintendent Mohale Ramatseba said they had not given up the search for Makeke.
He said they were following up every lead.
A few weeks ago Makeke was reportedly seen in Gauteng but he was nowhere to be found.
Said Ramatseba yesterday: "We have since requested Makeke's bank to stop any transactions being made from his account. We are also appealing to members of the community to assist us with information regarding this matter."