Police say that no foul play suspected yet in Noxolo Maqashalala’s death

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Actress Noxolo Maqashalala.
Actress Noxolo Maqashalala.
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On Saturday evening, the news of actress Noxolo Maqashalala’s (44) death sent shockwaves through the country. 

According to family friend Senyukele Zibobo, her body was found at her Honeydew home on Friday. 

“I received a call from her brother informing me of her death. Someone went to drop off something at her place and realised there was something strange,” Zibobo said. 

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“The forensic personnel told them that they suspected she had been dead for almost a week.” 

Speaking to DispatchLIVE, police spokesperson captain Balan Muthan said that when police arrived at Maqashalala’s home, they found that the door had been locked from the inside. 

“The police had to enter through a very small window. From our preliminary investigation, there was no foul play,” he said. 

There were no signs of forced entry into the house and no injuries seen at the time of preliminary investigation

He went on to explain that when the 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 added that at the moment, the matter is still under investigation and that the cause of death would be determined by a toxicology and pathology report. 

“We don’t know how she passed away,” he said. 

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