Advocate Mshololo Challenges Cellphone Link In Senzo Meyiwa Murder Trial
Advocate Zandile Mshololo, representing accused number five, Fisokuhle Ntuli, raised doubts about Colonel Lambertus Steyn’s testimony regarding a cellphone link between her client and Kelly Khumalo, Senzo Meyiwa’s girlfriend.
Lawyer challenges unverified cellphone link in the Senzo Meyiwa trial
During cross-examination on Monday, 31 July, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Steyn, a data analyst and investigation officer at the South African Police Services (SAPS) Cold Case Unit, was unable to prove that the number which called the Empini singer was registered under Ntuli.
When Adv. Mshololo inquired about the number attributed to Ntuli, the witness stated that it was not registered in Ntuli’s name according to RICA (the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act).
Mshololo pressed further, asking about the actual registration of the number. Steyn responded, “It was RICA’d but not under his name.” However, Steyn did not know whose name and address were used for registration.
Phone Call Records
In a previous testimony, Steyn revealed two phone call records from a number linked to Ntuli to one of Kelly’s cellphones. The first call was made on 2 August 2014, and the second call on 15 October 2014.
Accused Have Connections as proved in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial
Additionally, during his testimony, Steyn confirmed contact between suspects Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, and Sifisokuhle Nkani Ntuli, dispelling their claims that they did not know each other.
These five accused individuals are standing trial for premeditated murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, possession of firearms without a license, and possession of ammunition in connection with the tragic shooting and killing of Senzo Meyiwa in Vosloorus, Gauteng, where Kelly’s mother lived.
Continued Investigations on what happened to Senzo Meyiwa
The trial is still ongoing, with the court examining evidence and hearing testimonies to establish the events leading to the death of the former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper. Advocate Mshololo’s questioning of the alleged cellphone link has raised doubts about the connection between Fisokuhle Ntuli and Kelly Khumalo.
The nation continues to follow the case closely, hoping for justice to be served for Senzo Meyiwa and his family. The court proceedings will determine the fate of the accused and bring closure to a tragic event that shook the nation in 2014.
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