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    Senzo Meyiwa trial latest: Is Kelly Khumalo now off the hook?

    The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says a decision to prosecute those accused in second docket into the murder of Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, will be made once the current trial has concluded. The second docket names singer, Kelly Khumalo and others who were in the house the night of the Meyiwa was murdered. 

    This was revealed  by the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Gauteng Division, Advocate Mzinyathi in a letter dated Monday, 29 August 2022. 


    In the letter, Adv Mzinyathi said in light of the fact that the decision in Vosloorus Cas 375/1/2019 depends on the credibility of findings by the court in the current trial involving Vooslorus Case 636/1/2014.

    “I have therefore decided that the decision in Vooslorus Cas 375/1/2019 will be made at the conclusion of the current trial,” he said.

    It was defence lawyer, Advocate Malesela Teffo who represented accused 1 to 4 in the case who first told the Pretoria High Court about the second docket. 

    Teffo revealed that the Director of Public Prosecutions in the South Gauteng division wanted to pursue a case against the seven people who were in the house the night Meyiwa was murdered. 

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    According to the indictement, the accused were to be charged with murder and defeating the ends of justice. 

    The indictment stated that the right people who have to appear before court are: 

    Longwe Twala (accused 1), Kelly Khumalo (accused 2), Gladness Khumalo (accused 3), Zandie Khumalo (accused 4), Tumelo Madlala (accused 5), Mthokozisi Twala (accused 6) and Maggie Phiri (accused 7).

    Accused 1 to 6 are said to have hatched a plan to say armed robbers had entered the house and shot Meyiwa. Accused 7 is said to have cleaned the house before the arrival of the police in the crime scene. 

    On 13 June 2022, Advocate Zandile Mshololo who represents accused 5 read a letter from the Director of Public Prosecution in Gauteng local division in Johannesburg Advocate Andrew Chauke which stated that it regards the second docket as an internal opinion which was by a junior State advocate and holds no merit. 

    The trial of the five men accused will resume at the Pretoria High Court on 5 September 2022 with accused 1 – 4 represented by instructing attorney, TT Thobane.

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