State to call last witness in the Meyiwa trial-within-a-trial

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The state says they have one more witness to call in the Senzo Meyiwa trial-within-a-trial when it resumes tomorrow. Five men are on trial in the High Court in Pretoria for the murder of the Bafana Bafana captain who was shot and killed in 2014.

The defense is challenging the admissibility of the confession statements allegedly made by accused number one and two.

Today’s court proceedings:

They claim the accused were assaulted and tortured before being forced to sign the confessions.

State Prosecutor George Baloyi says they plan to call a dentist who examined accused number two, Bongani Ntanzi following his arrest in June 2020.

“There’s only one witness that will be testifying tomorrow and it’s a dentist. We have already made arrangements with him for tomorrow my lord and that will be the last witness for the state in a trial-within-a-trial. We then request that we adjourn until tomorrow.”