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Kelly Khumalo, Senzo Meyiwa and Longwe Twala.
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‘The second docket contains the truth’: Senzo Meyiwa’s family on trial

Senzo Meyiwa’s family says the second docket which names Kelly Khumalo and others is the one that contains the truth.

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Kelly Khumalo, Senzo Meyiwa and Longwe Twala.
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The family of slain Bafana Bafana captain, Senzo Meyiwa are adamant that the second docket which halted court proceedings this week contains the truth about who killed the goalkeeper. 

The trial of the five men accused of murdering Meyiwa was postponed to Monday, 13 June to allow defence lawyer for accused number 5, Advocate Zandile Mshololo to peruse the contents of the second docket which names Kelly Khumalo who was Meyiwa’s girlfriend as one of the accused. 

SENZO MEYIWA’S FAMILY WEIGHS IN ON COURT PROCEEDINGS

In an interview with eNCA, Senzo Meyiwa’s brother, Sifiso said they are relieved that the second docket (case 375/01/2019) has finally been revealed. 

Sifiso said all the interviews they have been doing for the past eight years refer to the contents of the second docket. 

“The second docket contains the truth. We know it and we have seen its contents. There are even witnesses,” he said. 

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Earlier this week, Sifiso said they believe the five accused currently standing trial are the wrong people. He said long before the five accused men were arrested and detained, a number of others were brought in and forced to confess to murdering Senzo.  

“In 2019, the investigating officers in the second docket finished their investigation and gave the docket to one of the advocates. Upon perusing the contents, he was adamant they would make an arrest. He was then suspended and no arrests were made.”

SPOTLIGHT ON THE CONTENTS OF THE SECOND DOCKET

This week, State witness, Forensic officer, Sergeant Thabo Mosia who was amongst the first to arrive at the crime scene told the Pretoria High Court that it is unheard of that a case would have two dockets naming different people as accused. 

It was Defence lawyer Advocate Malesea Teffo who represents accused 1 to 4 in the case who first told the court about the second docket. 

Teffo revealed that the Director of Public Prosecutions in the South Gauteng division wanted to pursue a case against the seven people who were in the house the night Meyiwa was murdered. 

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The trial of the five men accused for the murder of former Bafana Bafana captain, Senzo Meyiwa has been postponed to Monday, 13 June 2022. Image: Nokwanda Ncwane

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According to the indictement, the accused were to be charged with murder and defeating the ends of justice. 

The indictment stated that the right people who have to appear before court are: 

Longwe Twala (accused 1), Kelly Khumalo (accused 2), Gladness Khumalo (accused 3), Zandie Khumalo (accused 4), Tumelo Madlala (accused 5), Mthokozisi Twala (accused 6) and Maggie Phiri (accused 7).

Accused 1 to 6 are said to have hatched a plan to say armed robbers had entered the house and shot Meyiwa. Accused 7 is said to have cleaned the house before the arrival of the police in the crime scene. 

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