Murder convicted Ntwaagae appeals for acquittal

Matshidiso Ntwaagae (holding plastic bag in the middle)
Matshidiso Ntwaagae (holding plastic bag in the middle)

Matshidiso Ntwaagae, the woman who was sentenced to 12 years in jail in 2011 for murdering her boyfriend, yesterday asked the Court of Appeal (CoA) to set aside the ruling and the sentence.

Ntwaagae submitted through her attorney Kgosiitsile Ngakaagae that the High Court had erred in convicting her as it had failed to appreciate that her action was purely in self-defence.

“Our argument will be on the basis that the state failed in proving their case and we submit that the self-defence was not sufficiently disclosed,” he said.

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