Woman held for fake kidnapping
Johannesburg - A woman has been arrested for allegedly faking her own kidnapping, Limpopo police said on Monday.
The woman, 29, disappeared from the Nebo Magistrate's Court on Friday afternoon after obtaining a protection order against her allegedly abusive husband, said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.
The woman's family reported to police that she had been kidnapped by two men. Specialised police units searched for the woman and her husband was arrested for suspected involvement.
Police tracked the woman down in Motetema on Sunday evening, where "intense investigations revealed that the woman had fabricated the story", Mulaudzi said.
The woman would appear in the Nebo Magistrate's Court on Wednesday in connection with charges of perjury and defeating the ends of justice, he said.
The woman's husband was released after she was found.