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Spotlight on Crime Scene Contamination Allegations

The High Court in Pretoria will once again uncover allegations of contamination at the scene of Senzo Meyiwa’s murder on Tuesday.

The accused in the murder trial of Senzo Meyiwa appeared in the High Court in Pretoria on May 30, 2022. Photo: Kgomotso Modise/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG – The High Court in Pretoria will once again unpack allegations of contamination at the scene of the murder of Senzo Meyiwa on Tuesday.

The second part of the trial on the murder of the captain of the Bafana Bafana got off to a slow start on Monday.

This was due to a dispute over whether Netflix production company Ten10 Films should be allowed to film the proceedings.

Five men are on trial for the 2014 murder of Meyiwa at the home of his girlfriend, singer Kelly Khumalo.

Lawyers for the first four defendants and the state tried to get the court to bar Ten10 Films from filming the proceedings, arguing that their airing of the popular five-part docuseries had also done great damage to the affair.

But Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela was unable to grant this request, especially in the absence of a formal request.

“In order to order someone out, as has happened before, I have to have this. I don’t have this as a fact,” Judge said.

The state’s first witness, Sergeant Thabo Mosia, was subjected to a brief cross-examination on Monday before the adjournment of the proceedings.

As the first forensic officer to visit the scene of Meyiwa’s murder, he was questioned about whether he suspected contamination at the scene, a question to which he repeatedly answered “no”.

But defense attorney Malesela Teffo presented him with a new statement that he will be questioned on Tuesday.



Spotlight on Crime Scene Contamination Allegations

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