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Newcastillians are being called upon to help find 21-year-old Cassidy Goga, who went missing in a Newcastle suburb at the beginning of this week.
Cassidy was last seen on Monday at 12.20 pm prior to leaving his home in Lennoxton, walking to a local college situated in Barry Hertzog Park. At the time, he was wearing an orange t-shirt, blue jeans, and a blue jacket with Autobarn printed on it.
Cassidy had a Samsung A13 cellphone and a blue water bottle in his possession when he left his house.
Furthermore, Cassidy’s father, Malesh Goga explained that his son had afternoon classes as he is currently studying Instrumentation. “My son is always home by 5.30 pm, and when he wasn’t home at his usual time, I grew worried and tried calling him.”
However, when Cassidy didn’t answer his phone, Mr Goga then contacted the college, before going there himself. It turned out, that Cassidy had never made it to the college.
Reflecting on his son’s disappearance, Goga said this was very unlike his son. “He is very quiet, polite, and responsible. This behaviour is very unlike him.”
With Cassidy now missing for more than two days, Goga and his family stated that are growing extremely worried. “Cassidy is my only son and he turned 21 years old last week. If I could send him a message, it would be to please come home,” declared the distraught father.
With no sight of the young man nor any leads, Newcastle SAPS and community members rallied together to assist the Goga family in locating Cassidy on Tuesday, 8 November 2022.
Community members searched a vast area in and around Barry Hertzog Park, even going as far as searching the open field near the SPCA and the Oval Track.
The search continued on Wednesday, 9 November 2022, with the Newcastle SAPS, Newcastle Search and Rescue and community members joining forces.
During the search, law enforcement received information that Cassidy was allegedly seen on Tuesday evening at a vacant house in Sarel Cilliers Avenue in Barry Hertzog Park. However, upon investigation, it was found that Cassidy was not there.
With the search for Cassidy Goga ongoing, Newcastillians are being encouraged to help the Goga family in finding their son.
According to Renegades Search and Rescue, Cassidy is 1,7m tall, 50kg, and has short black hair and brown eyes (as per the picture).
If anyone has information on Cassidy’s whereabouts, you are urged to contact Detective Karen Landman from Newcastle SAPS on 079 500 0526.
Alternatively, you can also contact Dawn Gounden at 074 712 5855 or Razia Cassim on 074 285 0234.
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