The operation was carried out by the South African Police Service's Gauteng Search and Rescue Units from Benoni, Tshwane, and Sedibeng; the West Rand K9 Unit; the Tshwane K9 Unit; the Ekurhuleni and Tshwane Municipality Disaster Teams; the Limpopo Provincial Organised Crime Unit; the Provincial Crime Scene Investigation; and the Hlogotlou Detectives; and the Limpopo Provincial Organized Crime Unit;
According to earlier reports, Malope was allegedly taken by two individuals through coercion. The woman, who was 31 years old, was seen being forced into the trunk of a vehicle by these individuals. The harrowing kidnapping took place on May 9 in the Kgaphamadi Village located in the Limpopo Province.
According to the police, the search was resumed with the retrieval efforts, and after a period of four hours, the body was brought to the ground. At that point, it was positively identified as being that of the missing Malope.
The search was called off on Friday the 24th of June 2022 after a specialized camera located the body at the bottom of the shaft where it had been presumed to be hidden. According to the report, the retrieval required the use of specialized equipment that had to be located.
According to Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, the Commissioner of the Limpopo Police Department, the search efforts led them to the province of Gauteng. They are hopeful that the recovery of Malope's remains will bring closure to the family as well as strengthen their case against the accused.
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