Actress Noxolo Maqashalala Found Dead In Her Home

South Africa mourns another TV star. Actress Noxolo Maqashalala has passed away aged 44.

Her lifeless body was found a week after she had died at her home in Honeydew, north of Johannesburg on Friday.

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

According to police spokesperson captain Balan Muthan, 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.

Noxolo was famously known for her role as Viwe on the SABC-1 drama Tsha-Tsha back in 2003.

She also appeared on popular shows like Rhythm City, Intersexions  and Generations.

Sincere condolences to her family, friends and fans.

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