The muder case of Senzo Meyiwa is proving to be the most difficult to investigate since many witnesses are in danger, with dire death threats looming over them, preventing them from speaking out. This will be a lengthy and tough case to break.
“The defence witnesses for four suspects in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case are receiving serious threats to their lives, from the police.”
According to Advocate Malesela Teffo, who is defending four of the five murder suspects in the trial.
Teffo stated this in a letter to the North Gauteng High Court, urging that the trial be resumed earlier than planned.
He further stated that he wrote to National Police Commissioner General Fannie Masemola, requesting intervention, but that he never answered or acknowledged receipt.
“The date 30 May was not suggested by the defence of accused one to four. The current volatile situation against the defence was never foreseen. We value the safety and security of our witnesses the same was as the state is protecting theirs,” he stated.
He asked the sitting judge, Tshifhiwa Maumela, to expedite the case. He said that doing so would benefit justice, the accused, and the deceased’s relatives. He proposed the date of May 18, as agreed in court prior to his spectacular arrest on April 28.
Following Teffo’s request, a meeting between the defense, state prosecutor, and judge will be place on Tuesday, May 17th, with the deputy judge president.
The fifth accused’s lawyer, Zandile Mshololo, will be absent.
In the meanwhile, the man convicted of killing Matwetwe actor Sibusiso Khwinana was scheduled to be sentenced by the same court.
In 2019, Khwinana was stabbed to death outside the Sterland Mall in Arcadia, Tshwane, during a heist.
Justice must be served, and eventually, the truth will be disclosed, and the world will know who murdered Senzo Meyiwa in cold blood.