Meyiwa murder | DNA fails to link scotch hat to any of the accused

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DNA evidence could not link any of the accused to a “scotch hat” found at Senzo Meyiwa’s murder scene.

That’s according to senior forensic analyst, Captain Mmampshedi Masetla, who took to the stand as the state’s next witness in the footballer’s murder trial.

The forensic analyst was testifying on DNA evidence found at the Khumalo home the night the footballer was gunned down.

The Pretoria High Court previously heard how the hat found on the Khumalo’s kitchen floor had belonged to one of the alleged intruders.

Masetla took to the stand after the defence in the matter managed to convince the court that state witness sergeant Vusumuzi Mogane should not be allowed to testify.

The defence wanted more time to be given adequate time to prepare their arguments.

An impassioned advocate Charles Mnsisi slammed the state for its failure to furnish the defence with evidence in an appropriate time frame.

He’s suggested the state may not be ready for trial, urging state prosecutor Advocate George Baloyi to finalise investigations and stop bringing new evidence before the court.

The cellphone data expert was expected to shed light on the whereabouts of at least two of the accused on the night Meyiwa was gunned down.

The trial continues in the Pretoria High Court today. Article by Naomi Kobbie

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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