Senzo Meyiwa trial

The late Senzo Meyiwa and Kelly Khumalo. Image: Instagram

WATCH LIVE: Vodacom official testifies in Senzo Meyiwa trial

The cellphone records of the accused in the Senzo Meyiwa trial are still under intense scrutiny. Watch the proceedings live.

Senzo Meyiwa trial

The late Senzo Meyiwa and Kelly Khumalo. Image: Instagram

Vodacom forensic supervisor Pinky Vythilingam is expected to continue with her testimony in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial.

Vythilingam has been testifying about the cellphone records of the accused at the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

SENZO MEYIWA MURDER TRIAL CONTINUES

Vythilingam has been testifying about a section 205 procedure she did on accused three Mthobisi Mncube’s phone, which shows all calls made and received by the number, when and where they were made.

On Wednesday, she told the court about communication between Mncube and accused 5 Fisokuhle Ntuli before and after Meyiwa was murdered.

Meyiwa was shot and killed at the home of his then-girlfriend and singer Kelly Khumalo in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, on 26 October 2014. Kelly’s sister Zandile and Meyiwa’s close friends Mthokozisi Twala and Tumelo Madlala were among the eyewitnesses and have also testified in the ongoing trial.

Last Tuesday, Vythilingam told the court that a SIM swap was done on Meyiwa’s phone just hours after his death. Additionally, 63 successful calls were made using the swapped card.

Vythilingam said that somebody did the sim swap on 27 October 2014 at Cellucity at the Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre. 

Interestingly, the newly swapped card was used in former Kaizer Chiefs footballer David Mathebula’s handset.

FIVE MEN ARE ON TRIAL FOR THE MURDER

Five men are on trial for the murder of Senzo Meyiwa. Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa and Fisokuhle Nkani Ntuli. They face charges of premeditated murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravated circumstances, possession of firearms without a licence and possession of ammunition. All five men pleaded not guilty.

WHEN DO COURT PROCEEDINGS START?

Court proceedings normally start at 10:00, adjourn at 11:15 for a tea break, run again until 13:00 for lunch and resume again at 14:00. However, due to unforeseen circumstances on a particular day, there are delays, and sometimes court adjourns for either tea or lunch earlier than the set times indicated above.