State asks court to dismiss Mosia’s evidence on DNA and ballistics at Senzo Meyiwa murder trial

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The state in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial has brought an application to prohibit the defence from cross-examining state witness Sergeant Thabo Mosia on ballistic and DNA evidence.

This follows the line of questioning by the counsel for 4 of the 5 accused, advocate Malesela Teffo.

Teffo alleged that DNA results indicated the hat found at the scene was a woman’s, which Mosia said he wasn’t aware of.

State prosecutor advocate George Baloyi has asked the court to strike off evidence by Mosia on DNA and ballistic evidence which emanated from cross-examination as it does not relate to his evidence in chief and expertise as a field forensic investigator.

“My lord, Mosia has repeatedly said he’s being asked questions about other witnesses that he knows nothing about and that he’s not testified about. We submit if a witness testified about a certain point, it is permissible to confront a witness about what other witnesses will say on that specific point that the witnesses are testifying about. Sergeant Mosia has been confronted with versions of witnesses whom he knows nothing about, and has not testified about their version in evidence in chief.”

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