‘Kelly Khumalo allegedly killed Senzo Meyiwa’
Defence lawyer Advocate Malesela Teffo told the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday that he would call an eyewitness to testify that singer Kelly Khumalo was the one who mistakenly shot dead former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.
Teffo represents the first four accused in the trial — Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Ntanzi, Mthobisi Ncube and Mthokoziseni Maphisa. The fifth accused, Fisokuhle Ntuli, is represented by advocate Zandile Mshololo.Mshololo, who began her cross examination of Mosia before lunch on Wednesday, tore into Mosia’s testimony that he had not taken photographs of the bullet fragment found on the kitchen countertop behind two glass jars, on the night he arrived on the scene. Mosia also conceded that the crime scene could have been contaminated prior to his forensic investigation, because officers and other civilians in the house could have tampered with the evidence.
Teffo, who is representing four of the five men standing trial for Meyiwa’s murder, said the witness would also attest that the gun used belonged to Longwe Twala, the son of top music producer Sello “Chicco” Twala.This was a proposition put to state witness and evidence collector Thabo Mosia during his third day of cross-examination in the murder trial.
Mosia declined to comment on propositions put to him by Teffo and declared that he was deceived by a senior police official to depose an affidavit for a parallel police docket, which identified singer Khumalo as being among the suspects in the killing of the former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper.Mosia said Colonel Joyce Buthelezi was not honest when she asked him to submit the affidavit, which contradicted his earlier testimony that the crime scene was never tampered with on his arrival
The second docket was introduced in court by Teffo on Tuesday, who appeared to use its contents to discredit the suggestion that the crime scene was not tampered with
Teffo previously claimed that the office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions intended to proceed with the indictment of Longwe Twala, Khumalo, Gladness Khumalo, Zandi Khumalo, Tumelo Madlala, Mthokozisi Twala and Maggie Phiri. Teffo said all these people were supposed to be arrested and charged with premeditated murder of Meyiwa and defeating the ends of justice.