Stashed in the bushes female police officer found half-dead

Police in Mpumalanga has confirmed that a female police officer who was reported missing this past weekend has been found unconscious ditched in the bushes with her hands and feet tight with rop.

The 26-year-old victim, Constable Baswabile Mildred Silowe aged 26 who resides in Boiketlo Village, in Bushbuckgridge had left home on Sunday afternoon to travel back to work in Lydenburg using public transport.

A police investigation has revealed that upon arriving at Bushbuckridge Shopping Complex where she was to catch a second taxi to Lydenburg, she was 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 the victim’s roommate who confirmed that she had not arrived, police explained.

“The sister then grew worried after failed attempts to trace her and reported the matter to the police who immediately launched a search,” added Brigadier Leonard Hlathi.

Hlathi said the victim was found around the Calcutta area the following day evening next to a set of robots.

“She told police that she recalls being covered with a cloth on her face by one of the men in the car that had offered her lift back to Lydenburg, where she became unconscious thereafter.

She also relayed that she later regained consciousness only to find she had been ditched in the bushes with her hands and feet tight with ropes and had been robbed of all her belongings,” explained Hlathi.

Hlathi further revealed that she then managed to roll to a road nearby where she was spotted by a passing ambulance.
The police were summoned immediately and the victim was then taken to hospital for medical treatment and has since been discharged.

Anyone with information that may assist the police with their investigation is requested to contact Detective Warrant Officer Nicol Setwane at 0729068621.

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