The murder trial of former Bafana Bafana Captain Senzo Meyiwa is expected to resume in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday morning, 30 May 2022.
Five men are on trial, facing charges of murder, attempted murder and robbery. Meyiwa, who also played for Orlando Pirates, was shot dead in Vosloorus, at the home of his girlfriend, singer and actress Kelly Khumalo on 26 October 2014.
Proceedings had to be postponed following the dramatic arrest of advocate Malesela Teffo, the legal representative for four of the accused. This was in relation to a failed court appearance in Hillbrow for assault.
Teffo was handcuffed inside court after proceedings ended for the day, but SAPS has been widely criticised for how it handled the matter. He now intends pursuing legal action against SAPS over the arrest.
“We are going to sue. It is not about him not attending court, they might be right on that one but the issue is the timing, the place, moment and manner he was arrested. It was contempt of court, you cannot make arrests in court,” his lawyer Tshepo Thobane told eNCA.
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SENZO MEYIWA MURDER TRIAL: MORE WITNESSES TO TAKE THE STAND
More witnesses are expected to give testimony at the High Court, on behalf of the state, in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial. Previously, one of the first people at the murder scene, Police Officer Thabo Mosia was on the stand.
It was learnt that another witness had died, Brigadier Philani Ndlovu. The former provisional head of SAPS, was also one of the first people at the scene and had been mentioned by Mosia on the stand. During cross-examination, Mosia said Ndlovu was the one who briefed him when he arrived at the scene to collect forensic evidence. His death now raises questions as to how this will impact the trial going forward.