Senzo Meyiwa murder trial resumes in High Court in Pretoria

Senzo Meyiwa murder trial
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The trial-within-trial in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case is set to resume today in the High Court in Pretoria. The case involves five men accused of the murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa at singer Kelly Khumalo’s parental home in Vosloorus in October 2014.

During proceedings last week, the court heard audio recordings from the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court, where all five accused appeared on various occasions from October 2020 to March 2021. The defence, led by Thalani Mngomezulu, contested the representation of accused number 2, Bongani Ntanzi, by a person identified as Mr. Mjiyako.

The defence argued that Ntanzi did not recognize Mr. Mjiyako and requested recordings of court appearances to ascertain Mjiyako’s role in the proceedings. The state claims that Mjiyako was present when Ntanzi made a confession on June 24 and during court appearances.

In the audio recordings played in court, State Prosecutor George Baloyi stated on multiple occasions that Ntanzi was represented by Mjiyako. However, the defence, pointing to the lack of recognition by Ntanzi, raised concerns about the accuracy and quality of the recordings.

The defence requested transcripts of the recordings due to their poor quality, emphasizing the importance of a clear understanding of the court proceedings.

Senzo Meyiwa Murder Trial | 26 January 2024