Defence lawyer Norman Makhubela says convicted killer Muzikayise Malephane is an unreliable witness and the court should reject his version of events.
Malephane confessed to killing Tshegofatso Pule and is currently serving a 20 year jail sentence for the murder.
Pule was murdered in June 2020 while eight months pregnant.
Malephane says he only killed Pule under Ntuthuko Shoba’s instructions.
Shoba is on trial at the High Court in Johannesburg where the defence and state are currently submitting closing arguments.
Makhubela says the court cannot rely on Malephane as he had lied on a number of occasions.
The video below takes a look at Ntuthuko Shoba’s court appearance on Tuesday:
Orders to kill
On February 16, Shoba denied that he gave Malephane any orders to kill Pule.
Shoba denied that he gave convicted murderer Malephane any orders to kill Pule.
He says he only contacted Malephane for cigarettes as they were banned during the hard lockdown.
“I would not even call it a relationship, he was an acquaintance. I got his number from my friend Sibusiso. Because I wanted cigarettes. I met with Muzi on the 4th of June 2020 to buy cigarettes. I arrived in my vehicle, I parked at his house and he came out. He gave me a carton,” says Shoba.
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