- The missing Mpumalanga woman who disappeared on Sunday has been found
- Mpumalanga police launched a search for Baswabile Mildred Silowe, who went missing on Sunday after accepting a lift from an unknown man
- Silowe, who was reported by her sister after failing to respond to phone calls and text messages, was found after being robbed by the man who gave her a lift
Constable Baswabile Mildred Silowe , who disappeared on Sunday, has been found. In a statement released by South African Police Services on Tuesday, the police confirmed that Silowe was found around the Calcutta area.
She was found robbed of all her belongings and left on the side of the road.
Silowe disappeared on Sunday while travelling from her home in Bushbuckridge to Lydenburg, where she is stationed. The 26-year old officer went missing after getting a lift from a stranger.
Silowe was reported missing by her sister after several failed attempts to reach her. Silowe left her home on Sunday using public transport and then was offered a lift by a man not known to her.
News24 reported that police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said Silowe left her home to return to work in Bushbuckridge on Sunday. She was using public transport.
"Upon arriving at Bushbuckridge Shopping Complex, where she was to catch a second taxi to Lydenburg, she was apparently offered a lift by an unknown man and immediately informed her sister.
"Moments later, her sister called to check up on her several times but failed to reach her. She also called Constable Silowe's roommate, who confirmed that she had not arrived. The sister then became worried after failed attempts to trace her and immediately reported the matter to the police."
SowetanLIVE reported that Hlathi reported that Silowe was wearing a pair of blue jeans, black and white T-shirt and pink sandals at the time of her disappearance.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that EFF leader Julius Malema has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to close schools because of the Covid-19 virus risk. Malema is the latest politician to join calls to shut down South African schools.
One SA movement leader Mmusi Maimane had led a fierce campaign in an attempt to legally compel the government to close schools during the pandemic. Malema urged Ramaphosa to 'think of their kids'.
The EFF leader said he wouldn't congratulate the president on the alcohol ban because they had earlier warned him about the dangers of alcohol during this time.
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