A North West teacher who went missing over the past weekend has been found dead outside Mahikeng in the North West.

Cops in Mahikeng said they are investigating a case of murder and kidnapping after the decomposed body of Thulisile Ngwenya, was found in the bushes near Lorwaneng village on Wednesday.

Her decomposed body was found by a shepherd.Ngwenya went missing on Sunday, she was last seen on Saturday morning, while going to a banks in Mahikeng.

“The vehicle she was driving, a Mazda CX3 was discovered parked near Mahikeng taxi rank,” Captain Yvonne Maqoboza said.

Ngwenya was a teacher at Lekoko Primary School outside Mahikeng.

The police urged members of the community to work together with them and come forward with any information that may lead to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect.