Provincial team assembled to track down Limpopo woman’s kidnappers

Police are looking for the suspects who were allegedly seen grabbing a woman in Kgaphamadi village outside Groblersdal and forcing her into a vehicle last week.

Neighbours of Refiloe Malope (31) say they witnessed how two men forced her into the boot of a white Toyota sedan before speeding off. The incident is said to have happened at May 9 at about 10:00.

Limpopo provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, says according to their information Malope was approached by one of the suspects who told her he was looking for help because his vehicle had broken down in the village.

When they reached the car, a second man appeared and they forced her into the car before driving off. Malope’s frantic scream alerted neighbours that something was wrong. They called the police and a search was launched. They have not managed to track down Malope.



Provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, has urged community members to assist the police in tracking down the suspects and to find the victim.

The motive behind the incident is unknown at this stage.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Amos Thekupi on 082 775 5462 or to call the toll-free number 08600 10111 or make use of the MySAPSApp. Callers may opt to remain anonymous, and any information received will be regarded as confidential.

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