The Department of Correctional Services is still investigating the alleged assault of one of the accused in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial.
Last week, accused number three was allegedly assaulted by a prison warder at the Pretoria High Court. This is as the five men are expected to re-appear in court on Friday as the trial resumes.
Meyiwa was gunned down at his then-girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s home in Vosloorus, Johannesburg. After a lengthy investigation and delays, the trial was finally ready to proceed last week.
However, legal counsel for accused number five, Advocate Zandile Mshololo argued that it was in the interest of justice to postpone the matter for a week to allow for the defence to adequately prepare.
Following the postponement, accused number three Mncube was allegedly assaulted by a prison warden at the Pretoria High Court.
The group is contemplating an acquittal application as they strongly believe they have been wrongfully arrested.
Last week’s court proceedings: