Itumeleng Maseko’s murder case postponed to next year

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Itumeleng Maseko's murder case postponed to next year
ACCUSED: Wife of slain businessman Caswell Maseko made a brief appearance at the eMalahleni Magistrates Court. PICTURE BY 013NEWS/MLM.

The 26-year-old mother of two is out on R3000 bail.


The case against Itumeleng Maseko has been postponed to next year January for police to complete investigations.

She appeared just after 9 in the morning on Friday wearing a black outfit with a black doek and a grey shoal.

Standing quietly in the accused’s box, Maseko listened as state prosecutor Johan Haremse told the court that they still have to obtain two statements as a well a “photo album” that would form part of evidence.

Haremse then asked the court to postpone the matter to 15 January 2019.

Maseko, a mother of two very young kids – a 4-year-old and a 4-month-old – is accused of killing 30-year-old Caswell Maseko in the early morning of 1 September 2018.

The married couple lived in their Mereldene Estate home, eMalahleni town and had allegedly argued on the night the multi-millionaire died.

In court papers, Itumeleng said she would plead not guilty and would tell the court “the basis of my defence during trial stage”.

Her lawyer, known as Miriri, said they do not know what two statements the investigators wanted to obtain.

“I told the court to strike the matter off the roll because our law states it very clear that if it is found that there are unaddressible delays and there is a party to be blamed, one can request the matter be struck off the roll pending the finalisation of that which is causing the delays,” Miriri said when he spoke to the 013NEWS reporter after the matter has been postponed.

The court was not packed with friends of the slain Caswell as it was on 14 September 2018 when Itumeleng was applying for bail.

Only two of his friends were inside court and Itumeleng was also seen with two men and a woman who were accompanying her.

(edited by MLM)

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