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The decomposed body of a Limpopo police officer who went missing for five days has been found
outside her hometown, police confirmed Sunday. Sgt. Juliet Motshwene, 45, was last seen leaving
her home in Kgapamadi, Hlogotlou on January 30. She was wearing jeans, a green shirt and pink
sneakers, according to police spokesperson Col. Malesela Ledwaba.
In response to her disappearance, police immediately directed resources to search for the missing
sergeant. Tragically, the search ended when Motshwene’s body was discovered outside her village
Sunday afternoon in an advanced state of decomposition.
Motshwene was stationed at Rakgwadi police station in Sekhukhune district at the time of her
death. “Police in Limpopo, along with the family and public, are mourning the loss of our esteemed
colleague,” Ledwaba said. “We extend our deepest condolences to Sgt. Motshwene’s family and
loved ones and offer our support during this difficult time. We ask that the family be given space and
time to mourn their loss.”
Police urged anyone with information related to the incident to come forward and assist the
investigation. Motshwene’s mysterious disappearance and tragic death have left many unanswered
questions for authorities and her grieving family.