The Pretoria High Court has heard how Bongani Ntanzi’s alleged confession of his involvement in the murder of Senzo Meyiwa was recorded without his knowledge.
State witness, Magistrate Vivian Cronje, revealed this in court during her testimony in the trial within a trial.
This as the court seeks to determine whether Ntanzi’s alleged confession should be allowed as evidence in the main trial.
Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Mthokoziseni Maphisa, Sifisokuhle Ntuli, Bongani Ntanzi and Mthobisi Mncube are standing trial for the murder of the former Bafana Bafana captain.
Cronje says Ntanzi admitted to having played a role in the footballer’s murder in her office in 2020.
She says the accused had not been informed of the recording as it was not being done for official purposes.
She added that Ntanzi appeared confident and made good eye contact.
The three-hour long recording was released as new evidence in the trial.
Cronje’s cross-examination was postponed overnight to allow the defence an opportunity to review it. Article by Naomi Kobbie
Written by: Lindiwe Mabena