‘Safety of witnesses at risk,’ cop tells Meyiwa trial

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Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng has ruled that confidential documents brought by a state witness will not be allowed as evidence in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial.

It follows assertions from Sergeant Vusimuzi Mogane that the sensitive material was seen by the five men accused of Meyiwa’s murder.

In a revelation that brought the Pretoria High Court to a standstill, Mogane said he believed the safety of witnesses had been jeopardised as a result.

It’s unclear how the accused got wind of the confidential documents, which according to Mogane, list the names of witnesses in several sensitive matters.

It’s understood the five men accused of killing Meyiwa are implicated in some of these cases.

Mogane told the court he’s unsure whether the witnesses won’t be murdered.

Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng scolded the defence team and ruled that the evidence can no longer be allowed as it has been contaminated.

The trial continues. Article by Naomi Kobbie

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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