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Missing soul singer Eimable Manirakiza, 24, with his brother Bienvenue, 22.Source:Supplied
“It’s been very tough to get through the emotions and try to understand it; it’s almost like going through a process of grieving in a way but without actually understanding what’s going on,” Bienvenue said.
“We’ve have a lot of support, friends, people coming around to our house with food and the outreach on social media.
“We have a lot of people that care for Eimable and lot of people that are looking for him.”
Bienvenue said his brother was well-known for his singing, but also loved to skate and was a “real spiritual cat”, loved nature and liked to do meditations.
He is loved and respected in the Melbourne hip hop community and works in the hospitality industry.
Soul singer Eimable Manirakiza, 24, was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket.Source:Supplied
“He’s an incredible singer; he’s most known for his musical talents,” he said.
“He has done busking but at the time that he left he didn’t have musical instruments with him.”
He said he liked to visit Fitzroy, the Edinburgh or Botanical Gardens and the St Kilda area around Acland St, but had previously lived in Reservoir, Elsternwick, Epping, Lalor and Clifton Hill.
Eimable was born in Tanzania to Burundian parents, but grew up in Perth from age six before moving to Melbourne.
His mum, Benigne, urged the community to help bring her son home.
“Whoever sees my son, please contact us and bring him back, we need many people to be searching for him,” she said.
Eimable was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket, black pants, black high top sneakers, carrying a black converse bag and wearing his hair in a loose ponytail.
Bienvenue urged anyone who sees his brother to be gentle and approach him with care, as he was in a fearful and fragile state when he left his mum’s house.
Police confirmed that Eimable was still missing but didn’t provide any further details.