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Revelations at the Senzo Meyiwa Murder Trial: Accused Allegedly Celebrated After Killing

Published September 21, 2023
9 months ago

In the ongoing trial around the murder of late Bafana Bafana skipper Senzo Meyiwa at the Pretoria High Court, pivotal witness testimony has surfaced, potentially shedding light on events that occurred on the fatal night. It was during Monday's proceedings that state prosecutor George Baloyi rebutted claims from defence lawyers about inconsistencies found in the typed version of witness Zungu's statement. Baloyi staunchly maintained that Zungu’s official statement was never a typed document, but rather, derived from handwritten notes that the witness kept, who has been recounting the tragic series of events from memory.

In addition to this, the court was informed of the bold actions of Meyiwa's suspected killers who allegedly held a celebratory gathering in Vosloorus on the night of the murder, where they reportedly gloated about the Bafana Bafana captain's death over a bottle of whisky.

Zungu, guarded by significant police security, took the stand to provide what could prove to be case-cracking testimony. He asserted that all the five accused individuals were present at the aforementioned gathering in Vosloorus on the fatal night. Moreover, he identified some of them in photos found on the phone of the third accused, Mncube. He confessed his late realization that the men he saw that night were indeed the ones who committed the gruesome act.

The witness revealed familial ties with one of the accused, stating that he is the cousin of Bongani Ntanzi, the second on the accused list. He recalled witnessing Ntanzi changing his outfit on the night of the murder, switching a black hoodie for a grey one. The trial is set to continue as further details are expected to unravel.

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