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New witness claims Senzo Meyiwa was already dead in Kelly Khumalo’s car

Nthabiseng Mokete a new witness testified at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday, 26 July on Senzo Meyiwa’s murder trial.

The witness was the Khumalos’ Vosloorus neighbor, and she claimed that the former Bafana Bafana captain was already dead in his then-girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo’s car.

According to a statement Mokete made on 27 October 2014, the day after Meyiwa was murdered, she arrived at the Khumalo house to find Meyiwa already deceased in Kelly’s vehicle.

In her statement, she further states that upon arrival, Meyiwa was taken to casualty and after a few minutes the doctor informed her that he had passed away.
Senzo was reportedly shot by intruders who gained access to the Khumalo’s house in 2014.

Months ago, Zandie gave her account of Meyiwa’s death.
“I noticed his eyes were wide open and he was looking up. I kept touching his face and saying ‘Senzo, Senzo, stay with us we are about to arrive at the hospital’. I then lifted his t-shirt and I could feel that he was now cold in his stomach,” she said while crying.

“[Hospital employees] came out with a stretcher and I showed them where we had parked the vehicle. They took him out of the vehicle and put him on the stretcher, but you could just see he could not move or do anything. They took him inside and we followed,” she explained.

“In no time, I just heard my mother crying and that’s when we realised things weren’t going well. She came to us and said ‘U Senzo akasekho‘ [Senzo is no more]. We all stood there crying and while we were sitting there [Longwe’s father] Chicco Twala arrived,” she said.

In other news – Zimbabwean man gets life sentence in SA

A Zimbabwean man, who raped his girlfriend’s six-year-old daughter in South Africa, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday. Peter Kaundura, whose district of origin was not mentioned in court, had two years added to his sentence for crossing into that country without a passport.

In a statement yesterday, the South African Police Services (Saps) welcomed the life sentence. “The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, welcomed the life and two years imprisonment sentence meted out to Peter Kaundura by the Naphuno Regional Court for rape of a six-year-old girl and illegal immigration on Tuesday, July 25, 2023,” Saps spokesperson for Limpopo province Malesela Ledwaba said. Read More

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