Woman's mutilated body found
The mother of three was last seen on May 30
NORTH West police have questioned the ex-husband of a Mohlakeng teacher after her mutilated body was found on a farm at the weekend.
The 43-year-old Nomathemba Peach, who taught at Lukhanyo High School in Mohlakeng on the West Rand, was abducted and reported missing on May 31.
Her family's frantic search for her ended on Friday when her mutilated body was discovered by a farmer walking his dog on a farm near Potchefstroom.
The mother of three was last seen on May 30 when she left her Finsbury residence in Randfontein to fetch her car in Klerksdorp in North West. She never reached her destination.
The dead woman's sister, Thandiwe Mpolweni, confirmed that the police had questioned Peach's ex-husband about the abduction and her death.
But North West police spokesman Thulani Ngubane would not be drawn into confirming whether they had questioned Peach's ex-husband.
"We will question everybody, including the deceased's ex-husband if there is a need to do so," Ngubane said. "The investigation is on course and we hope to make an arrest soon."
Mpolweni said Peach and her ex-husband were due to meet in a maintenance court the day after she disappeared.
Mpolweni told Sowetan she received a frightening call on Friday from the police, who asked her to come over to identify the body.
A colleague of Peach's, Olatlheng Legote, said: "I spoke with her in the morning before she went missing and she sounded well. When I spoke to her later that day she said she was in the middle of nowhere before her phone went off."
Her cousin, who asked not to be named, said the case should have been handled differently, especially since the police told us the last signal on her cellphone was in an area between Klerksdorp and Potchefstroom. That should have been the starting point to trace her."
One of her pupils said they last saw her getting into a grey Audi.