The trial within a trial in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case at the Pretoria High Court will resume on Monday with testimony from another investigator. The proceedings were interrupted on Friday as the defence sought a report from a vehicle tracking expert before continuing the cross-examination of one of the arresting officers, as reported by Eyewitness News.
The focus of the trial is on the admissibility of confession statements by two of the five accused individuals, with the defence contending that the statements were obtained through coercion and assault.
Sergeant Vusumuzi Mogane has been on the witness stand for over two weeks, providing detailed answers regarding the arrest of Bongani Ntanzi and the escorting process. Despite being the lengthiest testimony in this trial within a trial, it remains unfinished and is currently on hold indefinitely as the defence pursues precise GPS coordinates related to the accused’s transportation.
In the interim, Sergeant Batho Mogola, a colleague from the cold cases unit, will testify on Monday. Mogola played a key role in arresting the first accused, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, and contributed significantly to the investigative process. Testimonies and the accounts provided by the accused indicate that Mogola served as the right-hand woman to the main investigator in the case, Brigadier Bongani Gininda.
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