In a gripping development during the trial for the murder of renowned South African football star Senzo Meyiwa, attention was drawn to a statement by Gininda, a key figure associated with the investigation. Gininda referenced the confessions of a person known as Ntanzi, which have become a critical aspect of the case. Gininda maintained that after a thorough scrutiny of both the confessions and the results of an exhaustive investigation, an overwhelming 99.9 percent of the information offered in the confessions was substantiated.
Scuffle in Court
Meanwhile, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is investigating a brawl that erupted in court involving one of its officials and three of the men on trial for Senzo Meyiwa's murder. The individuals involved in the dispute, Muzi Sibiya, Bongani Ntanzi, Mthobisi Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa, and Fisokuhle Ntuli, were appearing in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria when the incident unfolded.
Accusations and Counterclaims
The defense has argued that the accused were detained on false pretenses. This claim was countered by police officer Vusimuzi Mogane, who testified about having car trouble while driving with one of the accused, despite previously informing the court that the car had recently been serviced.
Incident Condemned by DCS
The DCS has strongly denounced the brawl between its officials and the accused during the Senzo Meyiwa trial. The incident occurred during a court adjournment, prompting strong condemnation from the National Commissioner, Makgothi Samuel Thobakgale.
The trial continues to rivet public attention, particularly due to the high-profile status of the victim, Senzo Meyiwa, who was a significant figure in South African sports.