Caswell Maseko’s wife in court for his murder

She allegedly stabbed the flamboyant businessman during a cat-fight at their home in Mareldene Estate, eMalahleni town.


The wife of slain businessman Caswell ‘Somahhashi’ Maseko has made a brief appearance at the eMalahleni Magistrates Court, charged with his murder.

She is 26-year-old Itumeleng Maseko and was not asked to plead to the charge.

Maseko appeared in court on Wednesday morning this week (5 Sep), she only applied for bail but the court asked that her bail application be heard on 13 September 2018.

She will now remain in custody until next week Thursday when the application is heard.

Maseko is suspected of killing Somahhashi, a fairly rich young eMalahleni businessman and a member of the Mash Kings gang that is known for drinking expensive whiskeys and showing off their top of the range luxury cars.



Somahhashi died on the Saturday night of 1 September 2018 inside their home of Mareldene Estate, in eMalahleni. Maseko allegedly fled but handed herself over to the cops on Monday.

Her father, who is also a cop, was the first person to be found on the scene – allegedly after Maseko called him.

The court was packed with family members and friends of Somahhashi who were clad in white t-shirts and were there to “support the man in calling for justice to be served”.

(edited by MLM)

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