Charge changed to murder

2017-07-05 06:02

The Excelsior police have changed the investigation into the death of ­Tseleng Emily Setona (35) in June into a murder investigation.

Her boyfriend, Oupa Elias Shata (38), is now charged with murder and appeared in the Excelsior Magistrate’s Court on 19 June.

This follows the post-mortem results, which revealed that Setona had died due to stab wounds suffered to the neck.

Sgt Martin Xuma, police spokes­person, says Shata told the police that Setona had fallen on a sharp object, injuring her and causing her death.

“The boyfriend was interrogated and he confessed that they had had a quarrel over Setona’s ex-boyfriend. He allegedly then stabbed her with a sharp object,” says Xuma.

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