Senzo Meyiwa: Gun Found on Accused Number 5 Not Linked to Goalkeepers Murder, Revelation Sparks Frustration

Senzo Meyiwa: Gun Found on Accused Number 5 Not Linked to Goalkeepers Murder, Revelation Sparks Frustration

  • South Africa's frustration is growing as the ongoing Senzo Meyiwa murder trial faces another twist
  • The state's 10th witness revealed firearm found on accused number five has no connection to Meyiwa's case
  • Fed-up citizens have slammed the police sergeant's testimony as a useless piece of evidence

PRETORIA - The never-ending Senzo Meyiwa murder trial is continuing to frustrate South Africans, and the latest witness testimony is only making it worse.

The gun found on accused number five is not linked to Senzo Meyiwa'a murder
The state witness in the Senzo Meyiwa trial has admitted that the gun found on accused number five is not linked to the goalkeeper's murder. Image: @Sinobom/Twitter & Luke Walker/Getty Images
Source: UGC

State witness Seargent Mandla Masondo took the stand on Monday, 14 August revealing the true owner of the gun found on accused number five, Mthobisi Mncube.

During the cross-examination, Mncube's advocate, Charles Mnisi, got the sergeant to admit that the 9mm pistol also wasn't linked to the Meyiwa case either, Mail & Guardian reported.

Gun traced to Fidelity security guard

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Masondo told the Pretoria High Court that the firearm was traced to a Fidelity security guard from Centurion.

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Masondo arrested Mncube in February 2015, Almost three months after Bafana Bafana soccer sensation Senzo Meyiwa was tragically gunned down in an alleged botched home invasion.

Similar to the gun, the arrest had nothing to do with Meyiwa's murder but was rather related to a taxi killing in Alexandra, SowetanLIVE reported.

South Africans frustrated by Senzo Meyiwa trial

Below are some comments:

Lebogang Phakedi complained:

"This case will never end... I even stopped following it because it's confusing."

Morwa Modise criticised:

"And it has nothing to do with Senzo Meyiwa's case! Useless piece of evidence that wasted time for nothing!"

TG Modise questioned:

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"Is it the firearm that killed Senzo, or they're on a witch hunt."

Rhazo Mceboz Budha added:

"This case is some sort of a merry-go-round."

Vilo Mama'keabetswe LeKarabo SubdueRamothoa

"They must just dismiss the case because instead of finding who killed Senzo, they keep bringing useless information."

Senzo Meyiwa murder trial: Tumelo Madlala rubbishes Kelly Khumalo’s statement, describes it as “nonsense”

In another story, Briefly News reported that Senzo Meyiwa's ongoing murder mystery had fans talking after state witness Tumelo Madlala slammed Kelly Khumalo's written statement.

Tumelo Madlala rubbished singer Kelly Khumalo's statement in court. Kelly's statement was read out during the recent Senzo Meyiwa murder trial and Madlala said he does not recall what the Empini singer narrated.

Madlala suggested that Kelly Khumalo should be brought to court to narrate how things unfolded on the day of Senzo Meyiwa's murder. Speaking in the Pretoria high court, Senzo Meyiwa's childhood friend Tumelo Madlala said he saw things differently from Kelly Khumalo's statement.

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Lerato Mutsila (Current affairs editor) Lerato Mutsila is a journalist with 3 years of experience. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Pearson Institute of Higher Education in 2020, majoring in broadcast journalism, political science and communication. Lerato joined the Briefly News current affairs desk in August 2022. Mutsila is also a fellow of the 2021/2022 Young African Journalists Acceleration programme, which trained African journalists in climate journalism. You can contact Lerato at lerato.mutsila@breifly.co.za