Gininda back on the stand in Meyiwa trial after Khumalo revelation

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The trial-within-trial in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case is expected to continue in the High Court in Pretoria this morning.

Yesterday, lead investigator Bongani Gininda said that communication records between singer Kelly Khumalo and her sister Zandi Khumalo show that as early as 2013, Kelly wanted to get rid of Meyiwa.

Gininda revealed that two of the accused had implicated the singer in the murder of the soccer star, who was her boyfriend at the time.

Meyiwa was gunned down at the Khumalo’s parental home in Vosloorus east of Johannesburg in October 2014.

Five men are on trial for Meyiwa’s murder.

Gininda, who will be back in court today, has the details of the communication records: “Communication records of her and her sister show that as early as 2013, she wanted to get rid of the deceased as she puts it. It’s clear she hated him and wanted to get rid of him. She further states that she regrets not succeeding in getting rid of him before. Taking into account all these facts an inference can be drawn that she meant killing him.”

Gininda adds: “She also subsequently went to the witch doctor for cleansing as was also done by the other accused. A statement of Mr Mkhize, who is an expert in these matters, clearly indicates that this is not normally how it should be done if one is innocent.”

“Evidence by means of a sworn corroborating statement establishes a causal link between the offenders and the offences of murder, robbery in aggravating circumstances, possession of an unlicenced firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition and conspiracy to commit murder. Miss Khumalo seems to be the trigger point of this murder,” says Gininda.

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