Revealed! Link Between Kelly Khumalo and Accused Number One
Colonel Lambertus Steyn, the State’s fourth witness based at the national cold case unit, disclosed shocking information at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Friday, 28 July. Steyn, employed as a data analyst and investigation officer, focused on cellphone data records related to the night Senzo Meyiwa was murdered at the home of his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus.
The court was informed that Kelly’s stolen phone was tracked at the crime scene vicinity at 17:16 on the evening of 26 October 2014, when Meyiwa was killed. After further investigation, Steyn revealed the existence of cellphone links between Kelly Khumalo and accused number one, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, but only after Meyiwa’s death.
Accused Number Five’s Calls to Kelly Khumalo
Colonel Steyn also shared evidence of two phone calls made to one of Kelly Khumalo’s cellphones from a number associated with accused number five, Fisokuhle Ntuli. The calls were dated 2 August 2014 and 15 October 2014. These revelations added new layers of complexity to the ongoing trial.
Connections Among the Accused
According to cellphone records presented in court, four of the accused individuals in the case have connections with each other. Colonel Steyn disclosed that accused number 5, Fisokuhle Ntuli, had contact with accused number 3, Mthobisi Mncube. Additionally, Mncube was found to have had contact with accused number 2, Bongani Ntanzi.
Senzo Meyiwa Trial: Seeking Justice
The trial is centered on five men, namely Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa, and Sifisokuhle Nkani Ntuli, who are facing charges of premeditated murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, possession of firearms without a license, and possession of ammunition.
The case has garnered significant public attention, as Meyiwa was a renowned musician and national football team captain at the time of his tragic death. The court proceedings have been closely followed by people across the country, all seeking justice for the untimely loss of a beloved figure.