The trial of the five men accused of murdering former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana soccer star Senzo Meyiwa finally got under way at the High Court in Pretoria after a delay due to the Netflix Production Company seeking to defend its presence in court.
The legal representative for the film firm which produced the Senzo Meyiwa documentary on Netflix is arguing for his clients to be granted access to the proceedings.
Five men are on trial for the premeditated murder of the soccer icon who was gunned down at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s home almost eight years ago.
The trial resumed amid controversies with the arrest of defence advocate, Malesela Teffo, and the sudden passing of one of the police officers believed to be the first to arrive at the scene, Brigadier Philani Ndlovu.
Ndlovu was mentioned several times in Sergeant Thabo Mosia’s testimony who collected evidence at the crime scene. During his testimony, he maintained the crime scene had not been tampered with when Advocate, Malesela Teffo grilled him on why he took so long to arrive at the scene.
Key State witness in Senzo Meyiwa’s murder trial dies:
The controversial Teffo has meanwhile maintained his own legal battles will not impact the murder trial. The defence lawyer returned to the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court on Friday after his arrest last month on contempt of court charges.
Advocate Malesela Teffo granted R10 000 bail: