Senzo Meyiwa | Phone records place suspect at murder scene

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Cellphone data records have placed at least one of the accused in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case at the scene of the footballer’s killing.

According to cellphone analyst, Gideon Gouws, cellphone tower records show accused no 3, Mthobisi Mncube, was in Vooslorus on the night of Meyiwa’s murder.

He was testifying in the high court in Pretoria where the trial into the footballer’s killing continues.

That fateful night, Mncube had apparently exchanged at least three calls with a cellphone number belonging to accused no 5, Fisokhule Ntuli.

The evidence suggests that the men had been in communication in the moments leading up to and following Meyiwa’s killing.

A ballistic expert had previously linked the Meyiwa murder weapon to a gun found in Mncube’s possession.

Ntuli has meanwhile been named as the alleged getaway car driver.

The court has also heard evidence suggesting that accused no 2, Bongani Ntanzi, had been in possession of a cellphone, months after he was locked up for alleged involvement in the murder.

According to cellphone tower records, in February 2021 Ntanzi’s phone had been picked up at Queenswood tower, not far from the Villeria Police Station where he’d been locked up.

Ntanzi has, however, denied being in possession of a phone at the time.

The late Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain was gunned down in Vooslorus, almost 10 years ago.

He had been visiting the family home of his then girlfriend singer Kelly Khumalo, who has been implicated as the mastermind behind the alleged hit.

The trial continues today with Gouws expected back on the stand. Written by Naomi Kobbie

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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