Tuesday, 26 April 2022 10:21

Livestream: Senzo Meyiwa murder trial continues with witness testimony.

Staff Reporter.

The first witness to testify in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial was a police officer who spent most of the day detailing what evidence was bagged and tagged from the crime scene.

While the trial officially got under way on Friday, where the accused pleaded not guilty, the State called its first witness, Sergeant Thabo Mosia, to testify on Monday at the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Mosia, a forensic fieldworker, arrived at Kelly Khumalo's Vosloorus house at 00:20 on 27 October 2014.

Meyiwa, the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper and captain, was dating Khumalo at the time.

After consulting with another police officer on the scene, Mosia conducted a walkthrough of the crime scene and then started taking photographs and creating a sketch plan.

Mosia explained several of the photographs he took, including images of the kitchen door with a bullet hole, a bullet fragment found near the door, a black, white and brown scotch hat and a grey walking stick.

He said the bullet fragment was 1.5 metres away from the kitchen door, which was the point of entry for the intruders on the night that Meyiwa was shot and killed.

After taking the photographs, Mosia testified that he protected and secured some of the visible evidence, including the bullet fragment, hat and walking stick.

After bagging and tagging the evidence, he called for a forensic task team to join him at the scene.

At around 09:00 on the same morning, the task team arrived, and Mosia briefed them about what he saw and did.

The task team and Mosia then conducted further investigations, which included taking fingerprints and doing DNA swabs.

DNA was collected from door handles around the house, blood on the floor near the TV stand in the living room, and alcoholic beverage bottles.

The investigators also traced the trajectory of a bullet that went through the door, and found the bullet projectile on a counter by two glass jars.

The State has accused Muzikawukhulelwa S'Tembu Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphisa and Fisokuhle Ntuli of murdering Meyiwa during an armed robbery on 26 October 2014.

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Video Courtesy of ENCA.