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‘This case will never end’ tweeps say after witness dies

South Africans suppose that Senzo Meyiwa’s homicide trial will not come to an finish anytime quickly following the loss of life of key state witness, Brigadier Philani Ndlovu. 

Brigadier Ndlovu reportedly handed away on Wednesday, 11 May. He was anticipated to offer proof when the trial resumes on the Pretoria High Court in two weeks.  

KEY WITNESS IN SENZO MEYIWA TRIAL, BRIGADIER PHILANI NDLOVU DIES

Brigadier Philani Ndlovu was anticipated to offer key proof on behalf of the state on the Senzo Meyiwa homicide trial. 

Ndlovu,  who’s a former provisional head of SAPS, was one of many first folks on the scene of the incident. He had been talked about by the primary state witness, police officer Thabo Mosia, who was additionally on the scene.

During cross-examination, Mosia stated Ndlovu was the one who briefed him when he arrived on the scene to gather forensic proof. His loss of life has now raised questions as to how this will impression the trial going ahead.

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This week, the defence lawyer, who’s representing 4 of the accused, Advocate Malesela Teffo wrote to the High Court requesting that the trial resumes sooner than it was speculated to. 

“The witnesses of the defence for accused 1 to 4 are receiving serious threats to their lives from the police and we wrote the letter to the National Police Commissioner, General Fannie Masemola. 

“The threats as well as all sorts of intimidating tactics, for which we take them very seriously, are persistent against the defence of accused 1 to 4 to date.” 

Advocate Malesela Teffo

TWEEPS WEIGH IN

While many are of the idea that Advocate Malesela Teffo had a degree when he requested for the trial to renew earlier, some imagine that Senzo Meyiwa’s household will not get justice anytime quickly.

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