�Thank your lucky stars...�

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Court of Appeal (CoA) judges told manslaughter convict Tselayatumelo Morolong that he was lucky to have escaped with a lesser conviction.

The three-man bench led by CoA president, Ian Kirby told Morolong that he should thank his lucky stars for escaping a murder conviction.

Morolong was convicted of manslaughter in 2011 following the death of his girlfriend in 2008. He was alleged to have assaulted her by slapping and viciously kicking her on the ribs to the ground at a community hall, before disappearing with her into the dark. The decomposed body of the deceased was later found dumped at Kolobeng River. The state of the body made it difficult for medical examiners to establish the cause of death.

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