A new witness in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial has detailed a panicked young man who sought help from the next door neighbours following the footballer’s shooting.
Khaya Ngcatshe took to the stand as the state’s second witness yesterday after Kelly Khumalo’s sister, Zandile, wrapped up her testimony.
He is understood to have assisted several men who carried a dying Meyiwa into a car after he was shot.
Ngcatshe was clad in a black hoodie and had a blue surgical mask on, covering most of his face.
He has described entering the Khumalos’ home in the aftermath of some commotion, with a bloody Meyiwa laying face up at the kitchen door.
Ngcatshe says he’d just returned from a concert when he heard clamour coming from the Khumalo household on that fateful evening.
He then rushed to assist his next door neighbours and was met by a flustered young man on the street.
Defence lawyers are expected to begin cross-examining him today.
The case is being heard at the high court in Pretoria.
Five men are currently standing trial for the Bafana Bafana captain’s murder.
Meyiwa was gunned down in Vosloorus almost 9 years ago at Kelly Khumalo’s home, who was his girlfriend.
Khumalo’s sister, Zandile, was among those present.
She has denied that her former boyfriend, Longwe Twala, killed Meyiwa, saying she would have said so if he had pulled the trigger on the football star as she has no reason to protect him.
According to the defence team, those present in the house the night Meyiwa was gunned down fabricated the story of two alleged intruders.
The defence lawyers are attempting to prove that someone who was inside the house is responsible for Meyiwa’s death.
Zandile Khumalo- has, however, rejected such insinuations as a conspiracy theory. Article by Naomi Kobbie
Written by: Lindiwe Mabena