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Case 2 of Senzo Meyiwa’s murder takes center stage in trial – SABC News

The five accused in Senzo Meyiwa’s murder trial are mere scapegoats, and the suspects are said to be the seven people who were at Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s home in Vosloorus on the night the soccer star was murdered in October 2014. According to the lawyer for defendants number 1 to 4, lawyer Malesela Teffo, zooms in on the contents of the second police file, which lists the seven people in the house as suspects.

According to the file Longwe Twala, Kelly Khumalo, Gladness Khumalo, Zandi Khumalo, Tumelo Madlala, Mthokozisi Twala and Maggie Phiri are listed as suspects.

Longwe Twala, listed as the number one defendant, is suspected of pulling the trigger, while Khumalo should be charged with defeating the judiciary’s objectives because he “hatched a scheme to say they were from were robbed by unknown gunmen”, while Phiri is charged with “cleaning up the crime scene before the police could arrive”.

It is understood that the National Law Enforcement Agency (NPA) did not proceed to charge anyone on a second file basis, but only on a first file version with the version that gunmen entered the house, demanded mobile phones and shot them dead Meyiwa, who has instituted prosecutions after a scuffle.

Forensic scientist Thabo Mosia, who arrived at the scene four hours after the shooting, would not be drawn to comment on the contents of the second file presented to him by Adv Teffo, insisting that he comment on his relationship to the crime only from the time of his arrival, collection and transportation of the forensic evidence could.

Previously, Adv Teffo argued that the crime scene had been tampered with and insisted Meyiwa was already dead when he was removed from the scene and taken to the hospital. Teffo argued that removing “the body” would amount to contamination of the crime scene.

Mosia would not comment on whether Meyiwa was alive when he was taken to the hospital, other than to say when he arrived at the hospital, the secondary crime scene, while searching for the address of the primary crime scene on Kutlwanong Street in Vosloorus , Meyiwa had already been pronounced dead.

He says he never went to the hospital as he focused on the primary crime scene.

He insisted he had no reason to believe the crime scene had been contaminated, although he did mention in his 2019 affidavit that there was a possibility the crime scene could have been “compromised”. Proceeding from that, he told the court he didn’t understand how the word “compromise” could have meant contaminated and said if it happened it wasn’t intentional.

Muzi Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Ziphozonnke Maphisa and Sifisokuhle Ntuli are charged with the murder of Meyiwa, attempted murder of other witnesses, robbery in aggravated circumstances, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.

They have pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The matter has been adjourned and is expected to continue in Pretoria on Wednesday, when Adv Teffo is due to complete cross-examination of Mosiah.



Case 2 of Senzo Meyiwa’s murder takes center stage in trial – SABC News

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