The body of Annatjie Myburgh has been found after she was hijacked and kidnapped on her way to work earlier this week, Mpumalanga police said on Sunday.
“I can confirm that the body was found in bushes a few kilometres outside of White River,” spokesperson Sergeant Gerald Sedibe said.
He said a man, 26, was arrested on Saturday night.
Further investigation led to the discovery of her body.
Myburgh, 53, was on her way to work when she was accosted by four armed men at the gate of her farm house in Curlews on Wednesday morning.
They hijacked her vehicle, a white Mitsubishi Pajero, forced Myburgh into the car and drove off with her, Sedibe said.
Her glasses and two pangas were found at the gate.
The K9-unit, flying squad, private security companies and residents launched searches to find her.
Sedibe said the man they arrested faced hijacking and kidnapping charges at this stage.
Further charges could be added once they had the results of the post-mortem.
He said their investigation continued.
As news of the discovery broke, support for her family poured in from friends, family and strangers on social media.
Her son Wendell Myburgh posted a photo of her, cradling a baby, without any accompanying words on his Facebook page on Sunday morning.