State Witness, Pieter Smuts, has detailed how the gun believed to have killed Senzo Meyiwa was stolen during a cash-in transit heist sometime in 2013 at the Rabie Ridge Shopping Centre.
Smuts is an SBV employee, which is the cash-in transit carrier.
Yesterday, he detailed to the high court in Pretoria how guards carry guns to protect themselves.
During this specific robbery, the suspects had taken firearms from guards so that they could not defend themselves.
The court further heard from traditional healer, Lionel Zwane, who claims to have “cleansed” some of the accused in the murder trial.
Zwane has recalled consulting a patient with the name of “Sibiya” – who’d come in search of a cleansing after coming into contact with a dead person.
This as the state attempted to weave a tale of dark omens and how some of the accused sought the cleansing of the traditional healer after coming into contact with dead bodies.
While Zwane has detailed how police raided his premises, the elderly healer failed to identify exactly who the men were who consulted him.
He says days after the consultation – police came banging at his door.
Forensic officer, Thabo Mosia, will return to the witness stand today for cross-examination.
The defence in the matter has accused Mosia of having planted evidence at the Meyiwa murder scene.
The football star was murdered in October 2014 while visiting with his girlfriend, award-winning singer Kelly Khumalo, at her mother’s house in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg. Article by Naomi Kobbie
Written by: Lindiwe Mabena