During the ongoing trial for the murder of Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana captain, Senzo Meyiwa, a version presented by one of the accused’s attorneys has left the court perplexed.
The attorney claimed that it was not an intruder but one of the occupants at singer Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s house who shot and killed the soccer star in October 2014.
As musician Zandi Khumalo-Gumede faced cross-examination in the Pretoria High Court, the attorney probed her about the assertion that no suspects entered the house the night Meyiwa was killed.
State prosecutor Advocate George Baloyi initially objected to this line of questioning, but Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng allowed it.
During the proceedings, Judge Mokgoatlheng sought clarification from the defense counsels, asking if they were implying that Meyiwa may have shot himself. Both defense attorneys denied this but suggested that someone inside the house might have been responsible.
Khumalo-Gumede strongly refuted these claims and insisted that intruders did enter the house that night. She requested evidence to support the defense’s assertions, pointing out the contradictions in their arguments.
The judge also expressed his bewilderment at the lack of witnesses reporting seeing the alleged intruders fleeing the scene after the shooting. Khumalo-Gumede explained that she was not aware of the statements made by neighbors to the police.
As the trial continues, the court grapples with conflicting testimonies and seeks to unravel the truth behind Senzo Meyiwa’s tragic death. The case remains a matter of intense public interest and concern, with justice for the soccer star and closure for his loved ones at stake.