November 30 2013 at 03:49pm By SAPA
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 Clayson 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."
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.