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Missing North West teacher found dead in a bush

Bonile Khanyi

A North-West teacher who went missing on Saturday has been found dead outside Mahikeng in the North West.

Speaking to Inside Education on Thursday, police spokesperson Yvonne Maqoboza said police found the body of Thulisile Ngwenya in the bushes near Lorwaneng village on Wednesday.

Maqoboza further said the police are investigating a case of murder and kidnapping.

She further urged community members to come forward with any information that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators.

Ngwenya was reported missing on Sunday, after she was last seen on Saturday morning, while going to one of the banks in Mahikeng.

Police say her vehicle, a Mazda CX3 was found parked near Mahikeng taxi rank.

She was a teacher at Lekoko Primary School outside Mahikeng.

Her nephew Lucky Mohalaba told Inside Education on Thursday that he was distraught after they heard that his aunt had allegedly been murdered.

“She lost her husband last year July and now this. We don’t understand why and who would kill her, she was a God loving woman and just like her name suggested, she was a quiet person who was always kept the peace,” said Mohalaba.

Born in Mpumalanga, in Kamhlushwa, Ngewenya moved to the North West about 20 years ago, where she met her late husband Professor Themba Ngwenya.

Thulisile is survived by her two kids.

Ngwenya’s family have yet to make funeral arrangements, Mohalaba said.

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