Senzo Meyiwa trial

Former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa before his death in 2014. Image: @LLunga18/Twitter

Justice for Senzo Meyiwa: Fans to march to Pretoria High Court

A peaceful march has been organised by slain goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa’s fans in a bid for the second docket to be commissioned.

Senzo Meyiwa trial

Former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa before his death in 2014. Image: @LLunga18/Twitter

The fans of slain Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa will be marching to the Pretoria High Court on Friday, 6 October.

This is according to the organiser, Sinqobile Maphisa, who told Zimoja that the peaceful march is dubbed #JusticeForSenzoMeyiwa.

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Maphisa said the march is to call for impartiality from presiding judge Rath Mokgoatlheng and fair treatment of all counsels. Judge Mokgoatlheng has previously come under scrutiny for his alleged prejudice towards the defence counsel.

“The demand for docket 375 to be commissioned is also on the agenda, as well as the arrest of all who were in the house at the time of Meyiwa’s murder. Additionally, the five accused in the case to be released and relevant witnesses are being requested to come forward to provide evidence that could help solve the case,” said Maphisa.

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Meyiwa was shot and killed at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s family home in Vosloorus on 26 October 2014 in what the State says was a botched robbery.

Five men were arrested and are standing trial for premeditated murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, possession of firearms without a licence and possession of ammunition.

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The accused are: Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa and Sifisokuhle Nkani Ntuli.

Docket 375, which was under investigation by Colonel Joyce Buthelezi and Warrant Officer Meshack Makhubo was filed in 2019. It called for the people in the house to be charged.

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These are: Kelly Khumalo; Chicco Twala’s son, Longwe; Kelly’s mother, Gladness Khumalo; Kelly’s sister, Zandi Khumalo; Meyiwa’s childhood friends, Tumelo Madlala and Mthokozisi Thwala. The docket also recommends that Maggie Phiri, who is said to have cleaned the crime scene before the police officers arrived, also be charged.

The trial will resume on Monday, 2 October.