The trial was postponed last Wednesday when attorney Zandile Mshololo for defendant number 5 demanded an explanation from the NPA as to why she decided to indict her client and four others, apparently ignoring the other file in which singer Kelly Khumalo and others are involved.
The five men are on trial for the murder of the soccer star.
Meyiwa was shot and killed in 2014 during an alleged robbery at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s home.
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On Wednesday, the defense at Senzo Meyiwa’s trial said it would seek clarification from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in Gauteng on the status quo of the trial second docket opened in 2019.
The indictment recommends that Longwe Twala, Kelly Khumalo, Gladness, Khumalo, Zandile Khumalo, Mthokozisi Twala and Maggie Phiri be charged with murder and seeking justice.
The defendants, who were with Meyiwa when he was shot dead on Vosloorus in 2014, are among States’ witnesses in the matter.
The second file was not released in court until Wednesday morning, prompting attorney Zandile Mshololo to request a reprieve until Monday to see the second file.
Mshololo said it was unfair that the defendants had to plead while the defense did not have such crucial information.
“I cannot proceed without written confirmation. I don’t need witnesses here in this court. I need a letter from the DPP confirming the status quo of the document before this court, then I can proceed. And also regarding the kind of questioning I have to do with this witness, the state cannot tell me, nobody can tell me with due respect whether I should cross-examine or not.”
Meyiwa trial postponed to Monday:
Trial of five men charged with murder of Senzo Meyiwa resumes Monday – SABC News
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