The five men accused of killing the late Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, pleaded not guilty in the Pretoria High Court on Friday, 22 April.
MEYIWA MURDER TRIAL CONTINUES
Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Ntanzi, Mthobisi Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa and Sifiso Ntuli face pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder, robbery and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Meyiwa was shot and killed in Vosloorus on 26 October 2014. The accused were arrested in 2020.
According to SABC News, the State told the court that when accused number three, Mthobisi Mncube, was arrested his cellphone was confiscated.
The data from his cellphone was downloaded and analysed. A photograph of the alleged murder weapon was found on the phone and it was captioned “My killing machine.”
“The cellphone of the accused was confiscated on his arrest, and then the data on his cellphone was downloaded and various photos were found, inter alia a photo depicting the with the caption My killing machine,” said State Advocate George Baloyi
Baloyi further explained that a forensic pathologist would prove that Meyiwa’s death is consistent with a bullet entrance wound involving the heart and lung.
“But more importantly, we will seek to prove through the ballistic expert that the spent bullet found near the kitchen door matched the firearm that was found in possession of accused No.: 3 in a room he occupied with his girlfriend in Malvern,” said the advocate.
The State is expected to lead the aforementioned evidence when the trial resumes on Monday, 25 April.