Senzo Meyiwa trial: ‘Crime scene could have been contaminated’

Major concessions were made again on Wednesday by the state’s first witness, police forensic officer Sergeant Thabo Mosia, who contradicted his statements, acknowledged that he did not take “crucial” pieces of evidence when he arrived at the scene of Senzo Meyiwa’s killing and that the area could have been contaminated. 

Mosia, who had six years of experience at the time of Meyiwa’s murder in October 2014, testified, under cross-examination, that he did not take the evidence because he made a decision to call the provincial crime scene management task team, whose members were senior to him.

Mosia also admitted that, because there were people in the house touching evidence, and he does not have any proof that civilians in the house Meyiwa was killed in did not fiddle with exhibits, the crime scene could have been contaminated. 

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Khaya Koko
Khaya Koko is a journalist with a penchant for reading through legal documents braving the ravages of cold court benches to expose the crooked. He writes about social justice and human-interest stories. Most importantly, he is a card-carrying member of the Mighty Orlando Pirates.

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