Police officers and residents have been left baffled as they begged unendingly for five hours after a woman climbed a tree to commit suicide.
Residents were shocked when they spotted a woman sitting high up in a marula tree, according to DailySun.
The report revealed that the people from Mhinga Village, outside Malamulele, Limpopo said they thought the woman, who was later identified as Dorcus Baloyi (33), wanted to throw herself out of the tree onto the road below in an attempt to commit suicide.
Dashen Shivambu (36) told Daily Sun he was driving on the Punda Maria Road on Sunday when he saw the woman in the tree.
“She was walking back and forth on a branch. I stopped the car and went to find out what the problem was.”
He said other motorists joined him and tried to negotiate with her to come down. After about 30 minutes they called the police.
“An officer climbed up the tree to get her to come down but she said she didn’t need police assistance.”
The SunTeam learned that the woman spent five hours in the tree and finally came down by herself.
Limpopo police spokesman, Moatshe Ngoepe said: “If the woman was violent, police would have helped to get her down and take her to hospital. In that event, we advise her family to involve social workers if necessary.”