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Defence in Meyiwa trial accuses witness of cover-up and fabrications

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The defence in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial has accused the late football star’s friend of cover-up and fabrications.

Defence Lawyer, Sipho Ramosepele, described Mthokozisi Thwala’s version of events as being at odds with a real-life robbery situation.

He was cross-examining Thwala for a third day in the high court in Pretoria, where Meyiwa’s trial is being heard.

Ramosepele rubbished most of Thwala’s submissions to court, even accusing him of having selective amnesia over his failure to describe the firearm that was used to murder the soccer star in 2014.

Ramasepele also rejected Thwala’s claims that Longwe Twala had escaped from the murder scene without any of the two intruders he had allegedly came across tried to stop him.

Thwala had told the court that the intruders entered the Khumalo family home on that fateful night,  one armed with a knife and the other a firearm.

He said Longwe Twala was the first to flee and he followed suit.

Mthokozisi also claimed that he wasn’t aware that Meyiwa had been shot at the time of his escape. An assertion Ramosepele rejected.

The defence lawyer says he will call a witness who will prove that Thwala’s allegations are not true.

The defence for accused number 3, advocate Charles Mnisi, is scheduled to begin his cross-examination as the trial resumes this morning. Article by Naomi Kobbie

 

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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