Legal expert Dr. Llewellyn Curlewis has explained this sudden death of state witness and murder case of football player, Senzo Meyiwa, as a major injury in the lawsuit dragged on for years.
Police have confirmed the death of Brigadier Philani Ndlovu. He was one of the first police officers to arrive at the scene.
Meyiwa was shot dead at the home of his then girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg in 2014.
The death comes just days after pro-defense activist Malesela Teffo went to court to have the case dismissed, saying witnesses’ lives were in danger.
Five people are on trial for May’s death. Curlewis explains:
“Every witness in the plaintiffs is very important, especially if the state will show its case without any doubt. There is no such witness because his passing can have a huge impact on state litigation. Obviously, everything will depend on the facts of his case and on the extent of his argument. ”
Witness testifies in the Mayyewa murder case:
Ndlovu is expected to testify
Ndlovu, a retired police officer, was named during the testimony of former state witness Sgt Thabo Mosia.
He was part of a team of early investigators collecting evidence from the Vosloorus building where the shooting took place. During the interrogation Mosia told the court that Brigadier Ndlovu had spoken to him when he arrived at the scene of the incident a few hours after his escape.
Safety advocate, Teffo throws holes in Mosia’s testimony accusing Brigadier Ndlovu of destabilizing the crime scene before Mosia’s arrival.
Ndlovu is expected to be called as a state witness to assist the court in unraveling what happened exactly on the evening of October.
The trial is expected to begin at the end of this month when Mosia is being investigated by security forces for a fifth charge.
The death of state witnesses in the murder case Senzo Meyiwa called ‘grave destruction’ – SABC News
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