Senzo Meyiwa trial

The interpreter and the five men accused of murdering Senzo Meyiwa. Image: Nokwanda Ncwane/The South African.

‘No way Longwe pushed accused’: Fight during Meyiwa trial raises questions [watch]

Netizens are questioning Longwe Twala’s claims after a scuffle broke out between the accused and a warder during the Meyiwa murder trial.

Senzo Meyiwa trial

The interpreter and the five men accused of murdering Senzo Meyiwa. Image: Nokwanda Ncwane/The South African.

South Africans have revisited Longwe Twala’s statement on what transpired the night former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was brutally murdered.

This is after a physical fight broke out between the accused and a prison warder in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria during the murder trial on Monday, 27 November.

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FIGHT BREAKS OUT DURING SENZO MEYIWA MURDER TRIAL

The brawl – which broke out between three of the five men standing trial for the murder of Meyiwa – transpired during a short adjournment as the accused were sitting casually.

Accused number three, four and five (Mthobisi Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa, Fisokuhle Ntuli) had a physical confrontation with one prison warder over their seating arrangement in court.

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Mncube told his lawyer, Advocate Charles Mnisi, that the prison warder approached them and said they should sit down and if they do not comply with his instructions he will hit them.

“[Ntuli] said, ‘You cannot tell me how to sit.’ Three of them were now howling, saying, ‘Sizokushaya!’ [we will beat you].”

A video of the fight has been circulation on social media and according to X users, it denounces Longwe’s claims that he pushed one of the intruders on the night Meyiwa was killed at his then-girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s family home in Vosloorus on 26 October 2014.

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LONGWE’S VERSION OF EVENTS SCRUTINISED

In his statement, Longwe – who is one of the six adults with Meyiwa when he was murdered – said that when two intruders entered the house that night, he pushed one of them and ran out. According to the other witnesses, one intruder was armed with a gun, and the other with a sharp knife-like object.

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However, netizens do not comprehend how Longwe could have pushed any of the men that fateful night.

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