Two men were arrested in Johannesburg in connection with the kidnapping and murder of North West teacher, Thulisile Ngwenya, 56. Picture: SAPS

Rustenburg - Two men were arrested in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a Mahikeng teacher Thulisile Ngwenya, North West police said on Tuesday.

"The pair's arrest in Johannesburg on Monday, 30 October 2017 came after a thorough and intensive investigation by the team that managed to recover deceased’s cell phone," said Captain Yvonne Maqoboza.

Ngwenya, 56, a teacher at Lekoko Primary School outside Mahikeng, was reported missing on October 22. She was last seen on October 21, while going to one of the banks in Mahikeng.

Her decomposed body was found by a shepherd on October 25, near Bokone village outside Mahikeng.

The men aged 50 and 51 are expected to appear in the Molopo Magistrate's Court in Mmabatho on Wednesday, facing charges of kidnapping and murder.

North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane applauded a dedicated detectives task team together with crime intelligence team for working tirelessly to track and apprehend the suspects.

She said the arrest will serve as deterrence to potential criminals that crime does not pay and that the suspects committed a horrific act which must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.