Senzo Meyiwa trial: Smiling lawyer extracts admissions

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Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho was dubbed the “Smiling Assassin” for the way he “parlayed production, trickery and creativity” with a smile on his face while running riot over his opponents. Advocate Zandile Mshololo fits that bill.

Mshololo, who represents Fisokuhle Ntuli, the fifth accused in the trial into Senzo Meyiwa’s murder, tore into the state’s first witness, forensic officer Sergeant Thabo Mosia. During cross-examination he admitted that he was not supposed to conduct the crime scene investigation on the night of Meyiwa’s murder in October 2014 at the Vosloorus, Gauteng, home of his girlfriend, singer Kelly Khumalo. 

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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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