The International Relations Department on Saturday helped well-known actress Rosie Motene to return to South Africa after she was allegedly assaulted in Botswana. Motene wrote on social network Facebook that she had been beaten up and needed help from the South African High Commission in Botswana, SABC radio reported
International Relations Department spokesman Clayson Monyela told the SABC that Motene had been assisted and was on her way home.
"She was well enough to travel, we arranged that she travel back to South Africa this afternoon [Saturday]."
There were no further details regarding the alleged assault.
Later on Saturday Motene thanked the SA High Commission and the department through Twitter for their help.
"Thank you for your support, I'm home now! @proudlysa @sahighcommission and friends. Time to heal," she wrote.
"I called the South African embassy in Gaborone and two officials from the embassy went to assist her," said spokesman Monyela.
Monyela said he was alerted to the incident when Motene asked for help on her Twitter page on Saturday morning.
She tweeted: "I need assistance from SA, I was beaten in Botswana and currently in Bokamo hospital, police wont come and I need assistance! No Joke."
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.