Police officer’s GPS records allowed as evidence in Meyiwa murder trial

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Sergeant Vusimuzi Mogane’s GPS records will be allowed as evidence, as the trial-within a trial continues in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case.

The records are expected to shed light on the police officer’s movements the day he allegedly transported and tortured Bongani Ntanzi into confessing his involvement in Meyiwa’s mysterious 2014 killing.

Defence in the matter today brought an application for the evidence not to be heard, telling the court the accused would suffer unfair prejudice.

Handing down his ruling, Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng, however, emphasised that all evidence if available and relevant, must be heard.

Defence advocate, Thulani Mngomezulu, has so far detailed how Ntanzi was taken to an industrial area near Germiston in June 2020, where he was assaulted and forced to sign a confession document.

It’s a version Sergeant Mogane has denied, with the car-tracking records expected to help uncover the truth.

The Pretoria High Court is working to determine the admissibility of accused number one, Muzi Sibiya, and accused number two, Bongani Ntanzi’s alleged confessions, which the defence team says were coerced.

Five men are on trial for Meyiwa’s murder and have all denied guilt. Article by Naomi Kobbie

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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