Advocate Malesela Teffo represents four of the men accused of murdering Bafana Bafana captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.
Teffo has claimed that a witness will testify that Meyiwa’s girlfriend, singer Kelly Khumalo, shot him by mistake. He said the witness would testify that the weapon used to shoot Meyiwa was a revolver owned by Longwe Twala.
He introduced this version of events by a witness who has not yet been called to the stand while cross-examining the State’s first witness in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday morning.
Longwe, the son of musician Chicco Twala, was one of the people at the house on the night of the shooting. Longwe had been dating Khumalo’s sister, Zandie, at the time.
Teffo claimed that after Meyiwa had been shot, a meeting was held between the people in the house and high-ranking police officers, as well as former Gauteng community safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malubane.
According to Teffo, who did not substantiate his claims, a plan was hatched at the meeting to conceal the truth about Meyiwa’s death and stage the scene so that those in the house would not be held responsible.
The trial continues.
Author: Staff Writer