Senzo Meyiwa Trial: Murder Accused Claim Prison Has No Hot Water

Senzo Meyiwa Trial: Murder Accused Claim Prison Has No Hot Water

  • Two of the suspects accused of murdering Senzo Meyiwa complained of sub-parr service delivery in prison
  • The men are detained at the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Service and claim that they had not bathed in days
  • They complained of the impact having no water to prepare for trial has on attending court in cold weather

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Two of the men accused of killing Senzo Meyiwa complained of prison conditions
Two of the suspects haven't bathed with hot water in days. Image: Phill Magakoe/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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PRETORIA – Two of the men accused of murdering Orlando Pirates and former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa are unhappy with prison conditions.

No hot water in prison, say suspects

According to TimesLIVE, Mthobisi Mncube and Fisokuhle Ntuli, detained at the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Service Facility, have not had hot water to wash in days. The suspects added that this hampers their ability to prepare for court trial sessions.

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Mncube also claimed he had an injury that was affected by the cold weather and other conditions in prison, including being locked in solitary confinement and not being able to communicate with his family. Ntuli also complained of similar issues, and the state prosecutor said he would look into the matter.

South Africans slam the suspects

Netizens on Facebook railed against the suspects.

Melanie Ivy O'Brien said:

"With the electricity problems, even law-abiding citizens have no hot water. In fact, we have no water at all in some places, so tough luck, guys."

Edward Mulaudzi Thogwa said:

"This is what Julius was talking about. Those in prison have all the benefits more than those of us who are outside."

Natty Xaba said:

"They have forgotten that they are in prison."

Deepak Tshwardutt said:

"Next, they will be requesting heaters since it's winter."

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Tshepo Manyama said:

"He should have thought about that before the shooting."

Kelly Khumalo could appear in court to testify

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Kelly Khumalo could be summoned to testify.

The defence intends to subpoena Khumalo and Longwe Thwala, the son of musical producer Sello "Chicco" Thwala.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email:

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