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Senzo Meyiwa Trial: Tense Dispute Arises as Defense Challenges Testimony from Data Analyst on Cellphone Evidence



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Tempers flared during the Senzo Meyiwa trial as defence attorney Charles Mnisi challenged Lieutenant Colonel Gideon Gouws’s testimony. Gouws is the cellphone analyst who presented cellphone evidence suggesting communication among the accused before and after the murder. According to IOL, Mnisi attempted to cast doubt on Gouws’ testimony during cross-examination at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.

Gouws stated that cellphone data indicated communication among all the accused, including those who denied knowing each other. He revealed that cellphones recovered from two of the accused, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi and Fisokuhle Ntuli, provided evidence of communication among all the accused.

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However, during cross-examination, Mnisi questioned Gouws about a potential link between his client, Mthobisi Mncube, and another accused, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya. Gouws struggled to find the requested information, leading to a tense exchange between him and Mnisi. The defence attorney pressed Gouws on discrepancies in his testimony regarding the communication links among the accused.

The proceedings were interrupted by technical issues with court equipment when Mnisi requested to play a recording of Gouws’ previous testimony. Judge Ratha Mokgoathleng intervened, instructing Mnisi to pause his cross-examination until technicians resolved the recording issue. The trial will continue on Friday, with further scrutiny expected on the cellphone evidence presented by Gouws.


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