The DNA on the mystery hat that was reportedly found on the crime scene where former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot continues to take centre stage in court.
Proceedings at the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria had to be halted on Wednesday after the State and defence did not agree on the DNA profile found on the hat.
COUNSEL DEBATE ON DNA PROFILE ON MYSTERY HAT
Defence counsel for accused 5 Advocate Zandile Mshololo had questioned State witness and Meyiwa’s close friend Tumelo Madlala if he knew who the hate found in the kitchen of the Vosloorus house the soccer star was shot at belonged to.
A confident Madlala said that the hat was worn by one of the alleged intruders who entered the house.
“The DNA results that came from that hat said that it belonged to a female,” Mshololo said
State Prosecutor Advocate George Baloyi interjected saying that the question is not correct and that a DNA expert will be called to explain.
“That is not the profile that was found on the hat,” he said.
“The court will in due be presented with the DNA report as well as the table that was used to analyse the DNA profile on the hat. We are saying that the question being asked is not correct, the profile that was found was a mixture of. We therefore submit that the question should be reserved for the expert when he comes to testify,” Baloyi said.
Mshololo then asked Judge Maumela to allow the question accusing the State of misleading the court by saying that there is a report that will prove the opposite of what she said.
Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead on 26 October 2014 at the home of his girlfriend and singer Kelly Khumalo in Vosloorus, Gauteng in an alleged botched robbery.
Five men are on trial for the murder of the soccer star, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa and Sifisokuhle Nkani Ntuli. They face charges of premeditated murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravated circumstances, possession of firearms without a licence and possession of ammunition. All the five men pleaded not guilty.