Woman Accused of Murdering Relatives For Insurance Payouts

Startling Allegations Emerge in Case Against Woman Accused of Murdering Relatives for Insurance Payouts.
Segomotsi Agnes Setshwantsho faced charges of murder, fraud, and defeating the ends of justice as she appeared in the Molopo Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
The arrest took place last month after police received a tip-off from a concerned family member, leading to a thorough investigation by Sergeant Keshi Mabunda and a team of detectives.
National police spokesperson, Brigadier Athlenda Mathe, disclosed that the investigative team, through meticulous analysis and evidence collection, including the exhumation of a body, connected Setshwantsho to the initial focus of the case. The 49-year-old was apprehended in Centurion on November 16.
During Wednesday’s court appearance, Mabunda revealed that Setshwantsho had taken out multiple insurance policies for various family members, and the bodies of the deceased were currently undergoing exhumation.
He hinted at the possibility of more severe charges being added as the investigation progressed.
Henry Mamothame, spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), outlined that Setshwantsho’s defense attorney presented an affidavit on her behalf, outlining reasons for seeking bail.
Sergeant Kheshi Mabunda, the investigating officer, provided reasons for opposing bail, with further testimony and cross-examination expected in the next court session.
Mamothame emphasized ongoing police investigations, leaving room for additional charges to be considered.
The court remanded the matter to December 13, and Setshwantsho will remain in police custody until the bail application’s outcome.

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