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Autopsy Report Reveals Close-Range Gunfire in Senzo Meyiwa's Murder Case

Published September 21, 2023
8 months ago

The autopsy report of the fallen soccer star, Senzo Meyiwa, presented by pathologist Johannes Steenkamp at Pretoria High Court, has raised new suspicions. Steenkamp's post-mortem examination of Meyiwa, who was declared dead at the Botshelong Hospital in Vosloorus on October 26, 2014, revealed physical damage, indicating that the lethal bullet was fired from a height, potentially by a person taller than Meyiwa, at close range.



Steenkamp's examination highlights marked loss of blood, severe damage to the lungs and heart, and entry of a bullet consistent with a close pressed gun. "There was this black material, indicative of gun residue, suggesting a contact bullet entrance wound," stated Steenkamp, emphasising the forcefulness of the gunshot.


Steenkamp's further explorations revealed no pathological changes to the cranium, brain, eyes, nose, ears, mouth and tongue. However, inside, the bullet had bruised the right lung and heart's interior tissues, resulting in excessive internal bleeding.



Suspicions have since centred on Mthobisi Mncube, accused number 3, identified as the possible intruder with dreadlocks present during the robbery. His former landlord, Chipane Lesley Kgaphola, testified that Mncube, who has since cut his once distinguishing dreadlocks, was indeed his tenant.


As the courtroom waits for further revelations, Meyiwa's family and fans hope for justice.


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