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Meyiwa murder confessions to be accepted as evidence

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The confessions of two of the accused in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case will be admitted as evidence in the main trial.

Pretoria High Court Judge, Ratha Mokgotheng, handed down the ruling this morning.

Judge Mokgoathleng emphasised that he had made careful analysis of both the state and the defenses’ arguments and said he found that both Muzi Sibiya and Bongani Ntanzi’s confessions had been made freely and voluntarily, while the accused were in their sound and sober senses.

In a hasty plea following the ruling, defence attorney Sipho Ramosepele requested some time to consult the accused men over the damning contents of the confessions.

Sibiya and Ntanzi maintain that they were forced to sign the damning confession statements, which they say, had already been written for them by the police.

The suspects say they have no idea of what’s contained in the so-called confessions.

It’s understood that gospel singer, Kelly Khumalo, who was Meyiwa’s girlfriend and  among those present in the house the night the football star was gunned down is implicated as the mastermind in one of the statements.

NPA spokesperson, Lumka Mahanjana, has described today’s ruling as a small victory for the state in its bid to convict the five men accused of Meyiwa’s killing. Written by Naomi Kobbie

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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