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The late Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa. Image: Austin Ogiza / Flickr

Senzo Meyiwa trial: Cop claims bloodied crime scene not tampered with

Forensic detective Thabo Mosia testified that Senzo Meyiwa’s crime scene was not tampered with during the trial on Tuesday.

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The late Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa. Image: Austin Ogiza / Flickr

Thabo Mosia, the first forensic detective who arrived at the scene where former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was killed, does not believe the crime scene was tampered with as he testified at the trial today (26 April). 


Senzo Meyiwa was said to be killed in an armed robbery at the home of his then-girlfriend Kelly Khumalo in Vosloorus on 26 October 2014. Kelly, along with her two children – Christian and Thingo, her mom Ntombi, her sister Zandie, Zandie’s then-boyfriend Longwe Twala and Senzo’s two friends Mthokozisi Thwala and Tumelo Madlala were in the house when Senzo was killed.

Five hitmen – Muzikawukhulelwa S’Tembu Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphisa and Fisokuhle Ntuli were arrested and charged after being accused of murdering Senzo. Kelly sent her lawyer Magdalene Moonsamy to conduct a watching brief during the trial but she was excused from court yesterday. 

The first forensic detective who arrived on the scene, Thabo Mosia was cross-examined by advocate Malesela Teffo on Tuesday morning (26 April). Teffo is representing four of the accused. This  includes alleged triggerman, Mncube

Mosia testified that there were two suspects – one of which entered the house and demanded cash and cellphones. There was allegedly a scuffle and Senzo was shot. He said that he knew there was a scuffle because he found a hat and walking stick on the kitchen floor. 

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Teffo got Mosia to concede that he arrived at the scene four hours late and he was the first forensic detective on the scene. When asked why he took so long to get to the scene, Mosia said that he believed the people in the house tried to save Senzo before they called the police.

Mosia was then asked if he thought the crime scene was tampered with, within the four hours it took for him to get there. He responded saying that he did not believe it was tampered with because he found evidence at the scene. 

According to Mosia, this proved that the scene had not been tampered with.

“I do not suspect any tampering,” he said.

The trial continues.

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