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No foul play suspected in shock death of Noxolo Maqashalala, say police

The late Noxolo Maqashalala
The late Noxolo Maqashalala
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Police say preliminary reports indicate that there was no foul play in the death of the Eastern Cape-born actress Noxolo Maqashalala.

Police spokesperson captain Balan Muthan told DispatchLIVE that when their team arrived at Maqashalala’s place, the door of her house was locked from inside.

“The police had to enter through a very small window. From our preliminary investigation, there was no foul play,” he said. He said when police got inside, her body was on her bed, under blankets, partially decomposed. “There were no signs of forced entry into the house and no injuries seen at the time of preliminary investigation,” he said.

Muthan said the cause of death would be determined by the toxicology and pathology reports.

“At the moment, the matter is under investigation. We don’t know how she passed away,” he said. He said they couldn’t estimate how long the body had been there at the time they recovered it.

Muthan said they were investigating a case of natural causes, “but we will have to wait for the reports from the pathologist and the postmortem,” he said.



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