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‘My body can’t handle it,’ forensic expert cracks at Meyiwa murder trial

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Warrant officer Thabo Mosia returned to the hot seat at the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial on Monday and in a dramatic fashion, requested that he be released from the witness stand due to physical distress.

The forensic officer faced a gruelling cross-examination as the court hearing into the footballer’s murder resumed in the Pretoria High Court.

Mosia was among the first forensic officers to attend to the scene the night Meyiwa was gunned down.

So far, lawyers for the defence have scrutinised why the police investigators neglected to take DNA samples of crucial areas, including the handle of the door alleged intruders used to gain entry at the Khumalo household where Meyiwa was among those who were visiting on the night his life was brutally cut short.

The state has argued that the Bafana Bafana captain was killed in an armed robbery.

Addressing the court, Mosia said his body simply could not take the strain of more questioning.

The police investigator further revealed that he did not check the blood alcohol levels of those inside the Khumalo house on that fateful night, as this would have been the work of the investigating officer.

This as defence in the case attempt to uncover whether those present in the house had been intoxicated.

Singer Kelly Khumalo and Meyiwa were visiting the singer’s mother when tragedy struck in October 2014.

The trial continues. Article by Naomi Kobbie

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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