Itumeleng Maseko walks free as state witness dies

Itumeleng Maseko walks free as state witness dies
SCOT-FREE: Husband murder accused Itumeleng Makhalemele-Maseko has walked away a free woman after the state provisionally withdrew charges against her in the eMalahleni Magistrates Court on Friday 6 Apr 2019. PICTURE BY 013NEWS/MLM

The family of the slain millionaire says they are quite disappointed.

The National Prosecuting Authority in Mpumalanga has said that they had to let Itumeleng Maseko walk free after a key state witness died.

NPA spokeswoman Monica Nyuswa said the state witness died in a car accident early this year and this really sabotaged the case.

Nyuswa said the dead person was the only person the state could rely on in the matter.

She said the cops had opened an inquest docket to investigate the “circumstances” of the accident.

Itumeleng had been charged with the murder of her husband Caswell Maseko who was killed on 1 September 2018.

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The state alleged that she stabbed the man to death on that night, apparently after they argued at their house of Mereldene Estate, Down Town eMalahleni.

She fled the scene in a Range Rover she owned to Pretoria but two days later handed herself over to cops, accompanied by her lawyer.

She languished in jail for nearly two weeks until she was released on bail on 14 September 2018.

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Caswell’s Caswell’s uncle, Sunday Maseko, has told the media that the family was devastated that they will not get justice for their son.

“Obviously we are not happy as a family,” the uncle said.


“We are frustrated. Once again we have been failed by the South African justice system,” he said, adding they don’t have a choice but to make peace with the court’s decision.

“There is nothing we can do. Only God will judge her. Even if she had been found guilty, the fact is that we have lost him [Caswell],” Maseko said.

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