The trial of the five men accused of killing Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa resumed at the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Monday, 14 November following a two-month hiatus.
On Thursday, 17 November the defence concluded its cross-examination of State witness and Meyiwa’s close friend Tumelo Madlala. State Prosecutor Advocate George Baloyi is expected to continue re-examining Madlala.
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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.
Court proceedings normally start at 10:00 and adjourn at 11:15 for a tea break. They resume at 11:30 and adjourn again at 13:00 for lunch and resume at 14:00. However, due to unforeseen circumstances on a particular day there are delays and sometimes court adjourns for either tea or lunch earlier than the set times indicated above.