UJ student still missing one year on

It’s been exactly one year since 21-year-old UJ student Palesa Madiba went missing.

Friends and family of missing UJ student Palesa Madiba gathered in Soweto for an awareness march. Picture: @Raphata/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - It's been exactly one year, to the day, that University of Johannesburg (UJ) 21-year-old student Palesa Madiba went missing and her family says they're frustrated because police are not being helpful or giving them closure about her disappearance.

Madiba was last seen on her way to UJ's Soweto campus for her morning classes last year.

Despite an extensive search for her, her whereabouts remain unknown.

But her family is not giving up.

Madiba's sister Lerato says she's still holding on to the hope that she is alive.

"I haven't lost hope that she is still alive."

While police say they are doing everything they can to find her, Lerato says they have tried numerous times to get investigators to speak to them, to no avail.

"We have received no information from the police. We actually had to call them a number of times."

Meanwhile, UJ's Soweto campus has said CCTV footage doesn't show Madiba going onto campus grounds and its systems have shown no records of her being on the premises on the day of her disappearance.