Meyiwa trial: Defence dismisses claims that its clients had cell phones while in custody
/ 15 April 2024

Meyiwa trial: Defence dismisses claims that its clients had cell phones while in custody

Eight months later the defence has not brought in its ballistics experts because of a lack of funds

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Meyiwa trial: Kelly Khumalo called the accused minutes before footballer was killed
/ 18 March 2024

Meyiwa trial: Kelly Khumalo called the accused minutes before footballer was killed

Accused number two, Bongani Ntanzi, told the court on Monday that he was threatened by accused number five, Fisokuhle Ntuli, to not say anything or he would be killed

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Meyiwa trial: Confessions were made freely and voluntarily, says judge
/ 14 March 2024

Meyiwa trial: Confessions were made freely and voluntarily, says judge

Legal experts said Judge Ratha Mokgoathleng’s ruling would not affect the main trial as it is not final and can be revisited when new evidence comes to light

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Meyiwa trial: Judge to rule on accused’s confessions on Thursday
/ 11 March 2024

Meyiwa trial: Judge to rule on accused’s confessions on Thursday

The defence concluded its arguments on Monday, emphasising that its clients were tortured into confessing

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Meyiwa case: Marathon confessions trial within a trial nears its end
/ 7 March 2024

Meyiwa case: Marathon confessions trial within a trial nears its end

In its closing arguments the state said the accused were not assaulted to force them to confess to killing the football player

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Meyiwa trial: ‘Gininda was never appointed as the lead investigator’
/ 6 March 2024

Meyiwa trial: ‘Gininda was never appointed as the lead investigator’

State prosecutor George Baloyi objected to reopening the trial within a trial, saying Meyiwa’s family was entitled to finality in the matter

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Meyiwa trial: Accused want former Hawks head Shadrack Sibiya to testify
/ 4 March 2024

Meyiwa trial: Accused want former Hawks head Shadrack Sibiya to testify

First accused Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya also wants Hawks detective Warrant Officer Meshack Makhubo and Colonel Vincent Leshabane in court

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Former intelligence officer must take the stand in Meyiwa trial, say legal experts
/ 21 February 2024

Former intelligence officer must take the stand in Meyiwa trial, say legal experts

The National Prosecuting Authority remains silent about whether the witness will testify

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Meyiwa trial: Accused says clothes with ‘torture’ blood stains were taken by the police
/ 15 February 2024

Meyiwa trial: Accused says clothes with ‘torture’ blood stains were taken by the police

Bongani Ntanzi maintains that he was never represented by former police officer Dominic Mjiyako

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Meyiwa trial: I didn’t ask a former police spook to represent me, accused Ntanzi says
/ 14 February 2024

Meyiwa trial: I didn’t ask a former police spook to represent me, accused Ntanzi says

But a source close to Dominic Mjiyako said he got a call asking him to represent Bongani Ntanzi in Rustenburg

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Meyiwa trial: Accused says giving testimony about ‘torture’ broke his heart
/ 13 February 2024

Meyiwa trial: Accused says giving testimony about ‘torture’ broke his heart

Accused number two Bongani Ntanzi differed with what his lawyer said about the alleged assault that elicited a ‘confession’ from him

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Meyiwa Trial: Lawyer’s police links questioned
/ 9 February 2024

Meyiwa Trial: Lawyer’s police links questioned

Legal expert says that the state should have called him to the stand in the Senzo Meyiwa trial

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Meyiwa trial: State questions accused’s ‘police assault’ claims
/ 6 February 2024

Meyiwa trial: State questions accused’s ‘police assault’ claims

Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya is on the stand in the trial-within-a-trial to determine whether confessions made by him and Bongani Ntanzi are admissible

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Meyiwa trial: Accused tells court about ‘torture’ by police
/ 5 February 2024

Meyiwa trial: Accused tells court about ‘torture’ by police

Defence witness says he was beaten and ‘tubed’ until he urinated

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Meyiwa trial: Dentist says accused had no gold tooth, as previously alleged by prosecution
/ 2 February 2024

Meyiwa trial: Dentist says accused had no gold tooth, as previously alleged by prosecution

Defence advocate Thulani Mngomezulu pressed the dentist on whether his client had given consent to be examined

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Meyiwa trial: Defence links police crime intelligence to alleged confessions
/ 31 January 2024

Meyiwa trial: Defence links police crime intelligence to alleged confessions

Advocate Zandile Mshololo grilled state witness Brigadier Bongani Gininda on why he did not report the assault of the accused to IPID

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Meyiwa trial: Defence says confession made by the accused was rushed
/ 30 January 2024

Meyiwa trial: Defence says confession made by the accused was rushed

Advocate Zandile Mshololo continued to grill state witness Brigadier Bongani Gininda

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The NPA’s Kelly Khumalo problem
/ 29 January 2024

The NPA’s Kelly Khumalo problem

According to a legal expert, the singer should have been charged alongside the five accused

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Senzo Meyiwa trial: Investigator denies offering accused R3m to implicate ‘the right people’
/ 25 January 2024

Senzo Meyiwa trial: Investigator denies offering accused R3m to implicate ‘the right people’

The court heard testimony that Meyiwa’s murder was a contract killing and not a robbery gone wrong

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Meyiwa trial: State witness says Kelly Khumalo ordered the killing of Senzo
/ 24 January 2024

Meyiwa trial: State witness says Kelly Khumalo ordered the killing of Senzo

State Prosecutor objected to the lead investigation, reading some parts of the statement as it contains names of others who had not yet responded

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Meyiwa trial: Statement says accused supplied guns for contract killings
/ 23 January 2024

Meyiwa trial: Statement says accused supplied guns for contract killings

Despite protestations from a defence advocate, Judge Ratha Mokgoathleng orders the affidavit to be admitted as evidence

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Evidence shows Meyiwa’s murder was a contract killing, says investigator
/ 22 January 2024

Evidence shows Meyiwa’s murder was a contract killing, says investigator

Brigadier Bongani Gininda challenges the state’s botched robbery claim, saying there was a hit on the footballer

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Meyiwa trial: Gerrie Nel adamant murder mastermind is walking free
/ 29 November 2023

Meyiwa trial: Gerrie Nel adamant murder mastermind is walking free

A case of assault has been opened against the accused after a fight broke out with a prison warder on Monday

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Accused one told sangoma about his involvement in Meyiwa murder, says lead investigator
/ 28 November 2023

Accused one told sangoma about his involvement in Meyiwa murder, says lead investigator

The defence advocate previously told the court his clients were tortured into signing confessions

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Meyiwa trial: Fight erupts between accused and warder
/ 27 November 2023

Meyiwa trial: Fight erupts between accused and warder

The prison guard told the court he had objected to how the men were seated and they had replied that they would hit him

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