Court has ‘weak case’ against Caswell Maseko’s wife

She was let out on R3000 bail on Friday morning.

The eMalahleni Magistrates Court doesn’t really have a strong case to prove that Itumeleng Makhalemele-Maseko stabbed her husband on the morning of 1 September 2018.

This is contained in her bail application affidavit submitted by her lawyer to court.

The state didn’t oppose bail application and didn’t go into details about what happened on the night the 30-year-old Caswell Maseko died.

In her affidavit, which was not read out in the fully packed court fearing the sensitivity of the case to the murdered man’s friends and family, Makhalemele-Maseko said it was important for the court to let her out on bail as the court will not find her guilty.

“I have been informed that I’m accused of having committed the offence of murder,” her affidavit which the 013NEWS reporter saw reads.

“I deny the aforementioned allegations in the strongest terms,” said Makhalemele-Maseko.

She is accused of stabbing her millionaire husband, nicknamed ‘Somahhashi’, on 1 September 2018.

She has been in custody since 3 September 2018 after she handed herself over to the cops following the 1 September murder.

She had allegedly fled the scene following the incident in the early morning of 1 September.

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“I wish to submit that I intend to plead not guilty,” she said.

“And I also submit that the state’s case against me is weak and I will disclose the basis of my defence during the trial stage,” she said.

“I have a valid defence in the matter. I respectfully submit that I have good prospect of success and a trial court will find me not guilty,” she added.

The matter was postponed to 9 November 2018 to allow police to conclude investigations.

Makhalemele-Maseko was wearing a grey sweater and a blue blanket wrapped around her waist.

Her mother was in court to support her while friends and family of her murdered man were also in court.

(edited MLM)

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