The five men accused of assassinating former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, returned to the North Gauteng High Court today, where the trial is being heard.
They are charged with murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravated circumstances, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of ammunition, but all of them have pleaded not guilty to the charges.
According to Kelly Khumalo ‘s representative, the songbird is also willing to testify in court. Speaking to eNCA reporter Slindile Masikane, her lawyer attorney Magdalene Moonsamy who is representing her on a watching brief, said should Khumalo be required to testify in court she is willing to cooperate.
“That will depend on the prosecution, if the prosecution requires her as a witness in court, she is a witness in the matter and she is being compliant and cooperative in the matter,” Moonsamy said.
“So if she is required to be present in court then she will be,” she said.
The case was postponed last week to today after some of the accused legal representatives, requested more time to consult with their clients.
Speaking to the media, Magdalene Moonsamy, said her client was in good spirits and wished the case would be resolved quickly. The judge promised that there will be no further delays in the trial.
“She is very positive. She is 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.” she told the media.
Tweeps have reacted to the trial resuming today.
@hloni_loate “As the trial commences, we pray for full revelation of the truth. Anything that was done in the darkness, we pray for it to come to light. In Jesus mighty name. Mostly we pray that the truth shall set his family free #SenzoMeyiwatrial
Waste of time and resources. these men are INNOCENT on Senzo Meyiwa’s case, maybe guilty on other chargers unrelated. We now how there was attempted shooting of Kelly Khumalo and her sister, they never uttered such in all these past years
Meyiwa was murdered in 2014 at his then girlfriend and baby mama Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s home in Vosloorus on the East Rand. When Meyiwa was initially shot and killed, it was reported that it was a botched robbery. However, recent details indicate his assassination was a contract hit rather than a robbery gone wrong.
The Meyiwa family has been waiting for this moment and hopefully justice will be served.