A kidnapped woman was found dead in the back of her bakkie in Ntabankulu in the Eastern Cape, police said on Sunday.

Captain Mlungisi Matidane said the woman was kidnapped by two men on Saturday night, around 10pm, when she was on her home from church.

“The two men approached her while she was opening the gate of the church and forced her into her bakkie,” he said.

The two men drove in the direction of Mount Ayliff. A search was launched and the bakkie was found abounded around midnight.

Her body was dumped in the back of the bakkie with several stab wounds.

No arrest had been made. A case of hijacking, kidnapping and murder was opened. - Sapa