Ever since the car accident death of Maria, Mr. Dukobe’s wife, he and Portia have fought a a lot. Even on that night Portia went missing, she and Mr. Dikobe had an argument. Her school teachers had phoned him to report that she’s bunking classes.
So after their usual verbal fight, Portia stormed out of the house and that was the last time Mr. Dikobe saw her. His eighteen year old daughter. He waited for her to come back. When 21H30 hit without her return of which it was unusual, Mr. Dikobe quickly rushed to the police. But they told him they can only file a missing person’s report once 24 hours pass by without Portia’s return home.
So Mr. Dikobe waited for his child. She never came back. On the third day police began their search: all of Portia’s friends and classmates were questioned but none of them knew her whereabouts. Thinking that she went to some relatives or family members, Mr. Dikobe drove to all of their houses but he still didn’t find her.
Initially Mr. Dikobe blamed himself, thinking if it wasn’t for that argument she wouldn’t have run away. But when her iPhone was tracked and discovered in some wilderness, Mr. Dikobe and the police concluded to the suspicion they’ve been dreading: someone or some people took Portia.
While still looking, Mr. Dikobe kept his phone with him all the time, made sure it’s always on. He waited for a message or a phone call from the kidnappers. A message or call which demands a ransom to be paid but nothing came through. Days went by it became apparent that whoever took Portia specifically wanted her, not his money.
Tell us: is it Mr. Dikobe’s fault that she’s away?