Officer's disappearance sets police on search
LYDENBURG - The Mpumalanga police have launched a search for Const Baswabile Mildred Silowe (26), stationed at Lydenburg SAPS. She was reported missing by her family yesterday evening.
According to information received, Silowe, who resides in Boiketlo Village in Bushbuckridge, left home yesterday afternoon to travel to Lydenburg using public transport. On arriving at Bushbuckridge Shopping Complex where she was to catch a second taxi to Lydenburg, she was apparently offered a lift by an unknown man and immediately informed her sister of this. Her sister called to check up on her several times, but failed to reach her. She also called Silowe's roommate, who confirmed that she had not arrived. After several failed attempts to trace her, Silowe’s sister reported the matter to the police.
Const Silowe was wearing a blue pair of jeans, a black-and-white t-shirt and pink sandals.
Anyone with information that may assist in locating Const Silowe is urged to contact WO Nicol Setwane at 072-906-8621. Alternatively, they may call 10111 or 08600-10111, or send an SMS to 32211, or download the MySAPS app to send information to the police with the strictest of confidence.