Decomposed body of woman found in bush in Ga-Rankuwa

Officers believe it could be double amputee Rachel Sindane, who went missing from her home last month.

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JOHANNESBURG - The body of an elderly woman has been discovered in a bush in Ga-Rankuwa, north of Pretoria.

Police have opened an inquest after the body was found by a passer-by on Tuesday.

Officers believe that it could be that of 60-year-old Rachel Sindane, who went missing from her home last month, but her disappearance was only reported to the police weeks later.

Sindane was a double amputee and a wheelchair was found next to the body.

The police’s Matthews Nkoadi says they will await a postmortem to confirm.

“On 20 June, we got a call about a body in a bush. On arrival, authorities found a decomposed body of a woman lying next to a wheelchair.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)