The search for a woman kidnapped last week in the Eastern Cape at Tsitsa Bridge near the N2 has ended tragically.
The body of Nosipho Sidabuka, 51, was found on Saturday afternoon by a group of children gathering sheep in a field near Zandukwana, north of Libode.
According to police, Sidabuka sustained a gunshot wound to her torso and she was presumably strangled.
Sidabuka has already been identified by her family. Her handbag stolen during the kidnapping on Thursday is still missing.
Sidabuka and her 22-year-old son were on their way from Tina Falls to Qumbu when they were stopped by the occupants of a passing silver Polo on the road.
According to police information, the two occupants of the Polo pretended to ask for directions from Sidabuka. However, the occupants of the Polo pulled out a firearm as they approached Sidabuka in her car and demanded money.
One of the suspects apparently fired a shot at Sidabuka before grabbing her handbag.
After that, Sidabuka was towed out of the car and pushed into the Polo’s luggage compartment. Her son was struck with a gun and left behind.