SHE spent seven years saving to buy her first car.
And two years ago, the day finally arrived. Vellah Miya (33) bought a second hand 2010 Suzuki Alto in 2016 and felt that at last she had the freedom she had longed for.
But now her wings have been cut because her boyfriend offered to have her vehicle fixed and disappeared with it!
Vellah, who lives in the Joburg CBD, said she trusted her new lover.
She said she was having trouble shifting gears, and her boyfriend offered to take it to a mechanic.
That was on 28 June. Now he and her car have vanished into thin air.
When she went to his workplace, no one there knew the man.
She told Daily Sun during their brief affair, he received suspect phone calls from people wanting to rent cars, but she didn’t pay any attention to them.
She said they met in May as she was driving from the mall parking bay and he was standing on the side of the road.
“He was very charming and a week later we started dating,” she said.
“The signs were there but I ignored them because I was too much in love. He never took me to his place and he also lied about where he worked.
“I had lent him my car before and trusted that he would return it as he had done before.
“When I called him he made many excuses as to why he was unable to return my car and eventually his phone was turned off.”
Vella said she used her car to sell plastic kitchenware in various areas. The car’s registration number is ZKS 553 GP.
Joburg Central police spokesman Captain Xoli Mbele confirmed that a case of theft of a motor vehicle was opened.
“No arrests have been made at this stage.”