Narissa Subramoney
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14 Aug 2021
7:45 am

Arsonist who ‘set alight’ his home with wife and kids inside denied bail

Narissa Subramoney

He told court they were finalising divorce and accused his cop ex-wife of cooking up a conspiracy with her colleagues.

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A Johannesburg father of three will remain behind bars after the Randburg Magistrate’s Court denied him bail. Maurice Masemola, 43, is accused of setting his Cosmo City home on fire while his estranged wife and three children were asleep in May. The state, led by senior public prosecutor Yusuf Baba, presented damning evidence against Masemola. In an affidavit, Masemola told the court he was a layperson being smeared by his ex-wife, Ramasela Masemola, a police officer abusing her power. Masemola said the couple were finalising divorce proceedings and accused his ex-wife of cooking up a conspiracy with her colleagues at...