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Wife: Solly Mokoetle in stable condition and alert

The former SABC CEO was reported missing last Friday, and found yesterday at a state hospital in Durban.

Solly Mokoetle has been found in the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial hospital in Durban. Picture: Navin Sewchunder.

JOHANNESBURG - The wife of former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) CEO Solly Mokoetle says he is in a stable condition in hospital.

Mokoetle was reported missing last Friday with his family saying he had gone for a walk and did not return to their Mount Edgecombe home in Durban.

He was found yesterday at the Mahatma Gandhi Hospital.



His wife Zola Mthuli says, "He's very stable, very aware and alert. He did confirm that he was just going for a walk. Now, the part that is still sketchy to him is how he actually found himself lying in hospital."

Mthuli says it appears he left their home at 22:30pm after returning from a family outing earlier that evening.

She says she was made aware that her husband had left the house by her teenage son, who wanted to lock up before going to bed.

LISTEN: Solly Mokoetle missing since Friday

Mthuli says she tried to call him on his cellphone before she discovered that he had left all of his belongings, including the phone, behind.

Upon inquiring, the security guards at the residential estate at which they stay, told her that Mokoetle had left through the main gate.

She then assumed he had gone for a walk along the beach.

"I thought if he had walked out, he must be at the beach, so I started looking around the beach and he was nowhere to be found. That's when I started to take this matter seriously."