Actress Motene arrives in SA from alleged Botswana assault


South African actress Rosie Motene was allegedly assaulted in Botswana on Saturday.

JOHANNESBURG - South African actress Rosie Motene has allegedly been assaulted in Botswana, the International Relations Department said on Saturday.

"I called the South African embassy in Gaborone and two officials from the embassy went to assist her," said spokesman from the department, Clayson Monyela.

Monyela said he was alerted to the incident when Motene asked for help on her Twitter page on Saturday morning.

Motene played the role of a journalist in the soapie Generations.

Monyela said embassy officials had met with doctors in Botswana who said she was strong enough to travel back to South Africa.

"A family member will meet her at the airport and she will receive medical attention in South Africa," said Monyela.

It was unknown why she was in Botswana.

The South African High Commission could not be reached for comment.

A nurse at the Bokamo hospital said Motene was admitted at the hospital in the early hours of Saturday.

The nurse who refused to give her name said the actress might have been assaulted during a night out.

Details about the alleged incident remain sketchy.


Motene has now arrived back in South Africa, sounding well.