There were things in the kitchen that police found when they went through Senzo Meyiwa’s house just hours after he was killed.
These things were: In court on Monday, Sgt. Thabo Mosia was the first person to testify for the state. He talked about the scene on October 26, 2014, not long after Meyiwa was killed.
It was about 20 minutes after midnight when Mosia arrived at the scene, he told the court. He had been called to the scene of a murder. On his way to work, he saw his colleague Brig Ndlovu, who told him what had happened. There was already crime scene tape around the area.
We took a tour of the crime scene. I then put on a bullet-proof jacket, a scotch hat, and a gray walking stick to keep them safe. I took care of the scene so that it could be used for photography and forensics. He said that he took the exhibits with him.
There was a bullet hole in the kitchen door, which was used to get into the house by the suspects. Mosia also saw the hole. Before calling the provincial crime scene management team, Mosia said he made sure the crime scene was safe.
That morning, the team came and he told them what he had seen. Mosia and the rest of the team then went on a tour of the scene with the provincial team.
They were able to find out where the bullet came from during their walkabout. It was near a kitchen unit that had glass jars. She said that “I think it bounced back and changed direction after hitting the door.”
DNA swabs were then taken from one of the bedroom doors and the blood next to the TV stand, he said. People who were at the scene were also photographed by the police.
People across the country were shocked when Meyiwa was killed at the home of his then-girlfriend Kelly Khumalo. He was killed at her home on the East Rand in an alleged robbery that shocked the country.
Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa, Sifisokuhle Sifisokuhle Ntuli and Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi have been charged with his murder. They are also charged with assaulting him.
The five are charged with premeditated murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, possession of firearms without a license, and possession of ammunition. They also face other charges.
A lot of people were in the high court in Pretoria when Mosia started giving her testimony. Meyiwa’s family was not far away from the five people who were charged with murder.
A lot of police were in court, and the case got a lot of attention from the media. Magdalene Moonsamy, Khumalo’s lawyer, was in the courtroom when both the defense and the state complained about her being there and getting information from witnesses. The judge told her to leave.
The trial is going on.