State witness Sergeant Thabo Mosia is expected to continue testifying. Mosia, a forensic field worker, collected evidence at the scene where Meyiwa was shot.
Meyiwa was shot dead in 2014 at the home of his singer Kelly Khumalo’s mother in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg.
On Monday, attorney Malesela Teffo threatened to take the correctional facilities to court for defendant number three.
It concerned the alleged assault and ill-treatment of Mthobisi Mncube, who was being transferred from Johannesburg prison to the Kgosi Mampuru Maximum facility in Pretoria.
This is despite a corrections officer telling the court that it was within their power to keep him there.
Meanwhile, correctional service doctors said they found no physical injuries in defendant number 3 in Senzo Meyiwa’s murder trial.
Mncube and four other people have been charged with the first-degree murder of Meyiwa.
Prosecutor and attorney George Baloyi provided feedback to the court on the matter and told the court that an investigation into the matter was ongoing.
“The doctor’s report showed that there were no physical injuries. The head of the correctional service contacted the Central Police Station station commander to dispatch SAPS officers to allow Mr Mncube to open a case as requested and indeed a case was opened, an investigator was also deployed to the matter. There is also an internal investigation that is ongoing and not yet complete.”
Murder trial of Senzo Meyiwa:
Khumalo’s lawyer asked to leave the court
Khumalo has yet to be summoned as a state witness. The defense previously raised concerns about Khumalo’s attorney Magdalene Moonsamy’s participation in court proceedings.
Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela said the court would rule on the matter after Khumalo testified.
Reporter Hasina Gori informs the court:
Senzo Meyiwa’s murder trial resumes Tuesday morning – SABC News
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