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No one tried to call police after Meyiwa’s shooting, expert tells court

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Cellphone data expert, Colonel Lambertus Steyn, says on the night Senzo Meyiwa was gunned down, cellphone records show that no one inside the house had tried to call the police.

Yesterday, the cellphone data analyst continued his testimony at the high court in Pretoria where the trial against the five men who are accused of killing the Bafana Bafana captain is being held.

Steyn says the cellphones of all eyewitnesses were analysed.

 

The defence team in the trial has scrutinised the accuracy of cellphone records linking some of the accused in the matter.

This after Steyn last week gave chilling details of cellphone records, revealing that accused number two, Bongani Ntanzi, and accused number five, Fisokhule Ntuli, had at some point made contact.

Ntanzi has acknowledged the cellphone number in question belongs to him, but has argued that he only got it in 2019.

 

Tensions later escalated between Steyn and defence advocate, Charles Mnisi when Mnisi pushed the witness to explain why he believes certain cellphone images shown to the court are of accused number three, Mthobisi Mncube.

An irritated Steyn in turn refused to participate in what he’s termed an unsanctioned ID parade.

 

Steyn’s cross-examination continues today, with a new witness also expected to take to the stand. Article by Naomi Kobbie

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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