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Police yet to prove murder by poisoning case

CHARGED: Kamogelo and Kedibonye

It has been a month since Thatayaone Ogotseng was found dead in the streets of Kanye, allegedly after being poisoned by her married lover, Tiroyaone Mmalephutshe Masuku, but Police are yet to prove the allegations before court.

Masuku, 45, and her two co-accused; Kedibonye Moggie Ramoruiwa, 44, and Kamogelo Ralokha, 30, have since been remanded in custody as investigations into the alleged crime continues.

Kanye Police Station commander, Mmoloki Mogale is however hopeful that by the beginning of next month, his officers would have gathered concrete evidence to set the matter for trial. “We expect postmortem results to be out by then,” he said.

The case has been set for a third mention on March 01, before Kanye Magistrates court.

According to the charge sheet, “The three accused persons between the 13th and 14th, January, 2018 at or near Mputsana ward in Kanye, acting jointly and in concert with a common purpose, murdered Thatayaone Ogotseng.”

Ogotseng was found lying dead in the street, next to his vehicle on Sunday, 14th, January by passersby, seething foam through his mouth.

His family alleges that he was poisoned by Masuku who had left her matrimonial home to cohabit with Ogotseng who at the time of his demise wanted out of the extramarital affair.

His death certificate indicates that he died of pulmonary edema causeguent cardio megacy which is excess of fluid in the lungs, caused by heart problems (cardiogenic) and non cardiogenic conditions such as drugs, kidney failure and others.