The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria continued the trial against five men accused of murdering former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, who the five allegedly killed in Vosloorus on 26 October 2014. News24 reports that one accused, Mthobisi Prince Ncube, denied instructing his previous attorney to have a witness testify that Meyiwa was killed during a scuffle between Kelly Khumalo, Meyiwa’s girlfriend, and Longwe Twala. During cross-examination, Ncube’s former attorney, TT Thobane, claimed that a witness for the defence would testify that Meyiwa was shot during a scuffle. Thobane also claimed that Meyiwa had an intimate relationship with Khumalo’s sister, Zandi, who was dating Twala then, leading to an argument between them.
Mnisi, who now represents Ncube, said the court should disregard Thobane’s statement as it was not an instruction from his client. However, the state prosecutor, advocate George Baloyi, said the statement could not be disregarded and that the accused, in his defence, could testify on the matter.
Previously, another disbarred advocate, Malesela Teffo, who represented four of the accused with Thobane, had stated that a witness would testify that Khumalo mistakenly shot Meyiwa. Mnisi said he wanted to reopen the cross-examination of two state witnesses and also call two police witnesses, Sergeant Mlungisi Mthethwa and Sergeant Thabo Mosia, for clarification purposes. The trial will continue today.