The Senzo Meyiwa murder trial, where five suspects stand accused, was expected to resume on Tuesday.
UPDATE – Thursday 28 April 2022
This article has been updated with the live stream of the trial, which can be found at the bottom of the page.
Senzo Meyiwa murder trial: What are the latest updates?
Legal representatives of Muzikawukhulelwa S’Tembu Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphisa and Fisokuhle Ntuli were present at the Gauteng High Court, on Tuesday, where Accused 5’s defence pleaded for another postponement.
From what we understand, Advocate Zandile Mshololo informed the court that she needed at least five working days to consult her client Ntuli who, in her opinion, was not ready for the commencement of the trial.
The court concurred and the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial has been rescheduled to Friday 22 April 2022.
Who killed Senzo Meyiwa?
The five suspects facing murder, attempted murder, robbery and gun charges were nabbed in October 2021, on the seventh anniversary of the Orlando Pirates goalkeeper’s death.
One of the murder-accused, Sibiya, was recently sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for attempted murder. He was found guilty of shooting his girlfriend who, at the time, had threatened to lift the lid on his alleged involvement in the death of Meyiwa.
Kelly Khumalo has also been linked to the death of Meyiwa who, at the time, was romantically involved with the revered songstress.
Despite numerous rumours of her alleged masterminding of the murder, her attorney Magdalene Moonsamy informed reporters in court on Tuesday, that her client was “very positive” and “in good spirits”.
“She has been looking forward to this, and it’s nowhere, and we anticipate closure. There is a family involved, there is a child involved that has lost her dad and this is important for the purposes of herself and for the purposes of moving forward,” Moonsamy said.
How to watch the trial live in South Africa
The Senzo Meyiwa murder trial will be broadcasted on national television when it finally kickstarts on 22 April 2022.
The case will also be streamed live and you can watch it below:
PLEASE NOTE: The livestream feed of the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial will be embedded below once it becomes available, somewhere closer to the date of the trial. In the meantime, catch up on the most recent court appearance where Accused 5 pleaded for a postponement.