Senzo Meyiwa’s murder case set for trial

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The four accused in the Senzo Meyiwa murder matter, Muzikawukhulelwa Sthemba Sibiya (34), Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi (30), Mthobisi Prince Ncube (36) and Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphisa (35), appeared in the Pretoria High Court for an enquiry, on whether they retain their current legal representatives or have engaged the services of Advocate Teffo.

The accused each confirmed to the Judge, that they have terminated the services of their previous legal representatives and have indeed appointed Adv. Teffo to represent them.

Gauteng National Prosecuting Authority Spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana said Advocate Teffo confirmed on record that he is representing the four accused. “He mentioned that he has submitted representations to the state, for the discontinuation of the current case, and for the perjury case against the six witnesses who were in the house when the incident happened to be continued with”.

The Judge indicated the state has the prerogative to decide whom to charge, and that should the defence be dissatisfied with such a decision, they are at liberty to bring a separate application. The judge stated that the delays in the case must be avoided.

Meyiwa was killed in 2014 and since then, the family has been asking for justice. Senzo’s father Samuel was at the forefront in seeking justice for his son, however, he died on the 29th of July 2019 without seeing his son’s murderers.

The matter is postponed to 11 April 2022 for trial.

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