Former Limpopo mayor grateful after his kidnapped sister is found in clinic

2016-09-08 11:43
Joshua Matlou (Supplied)

Joshua Matlou (Supplied)

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Cape Town – Former Mopani district mayor Joshua Matlou on Thursday thanked residents and police after his sister was found alive at a local clinic.

Patience Matlou, 38, was apparently kidnapped at her home in Mohlabaneng village in Limpopo on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said her ex-boyfriend was alleged to have forced her into his Nissan hardbody.

She managed to jump out the moving vehicle and run away, but was apparently recaptured and thrown back in, said provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.

"She later jumped from the moving vehicle again and managed to run away."

She sustained multiple injuries from jumping out, he said.

Matlou told News24 that residents had tried looking for her.

She was eventually tracked down to a clinic on Wednesday. They were not sure who had dropped her off.

"We were quite concerned, but happy she has been found. She is walking and safe. There are some bruises, but she is okay," Matlou said.

He believed the matter was related to domestic violence. The police said this would not be ruled out as a motive.

Ngoepe said no one had yet been arrested.

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