This whole thing stinks worse than Gugulethu. Tourist arrives in Cape Town on Thursday and goes on a township tour within two days? I've been advising people against going on these tours for years..
Who is the male companion?
Hopefully more details will emerge soon.
British Tourist Found Dead In South Africa
A British tourist has been found dead after being abducted by armed men in Cape Town, according to South African police.
Google map highlighting Cape Town, South Africa
The 28-year-old victim and her male friend were kidnapped on Saturday when a group stopped their taxi near a major township, officers said in a statement.
The attackers forced the driver out of the vehicle and sped off with the tourists. The 31-year-old man was released an hour later, the statement continued.
But the body of the woman was found later in the Lingelethu West area, southeast of the city centre.
Western Cape Provincial Management
We would like to issue a stern warning to visitors in our province, and locals alike, to exercise caution and be vigilant.
"An extensive search for the vehicle and the female victim resulted in the discovery of the hijacked vehicle in Lingelethu West, with the female victim's body on the back seat," the statement said.
It added a post-mortem to establish the cause of death was set to take place.
Police did not release the identities of the tourists, who arrived in South Africa on Thursday.
The country has one of the highest crime rates in the world, with about 46 murders a day.
The statistic led to a massive increase in security during the June-July World Cup.
Authorities in the scenic Western Cape, one of the country's top tourist destinations, urged visitors and locals to be "prepared for potential danger".
"The Western Cape Provincial Management would like to issue a stern warning to visitors in our province, and locals alike, to exercise caution and be vigilant when entering an unfamiliar area and always be prepared for potential danger," it said.