The Senzo Meyiwa murder trial resumed at the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, where Sergeant Thabo Johannes took the stand to testify about the murder of Meyiwa.
Having been among the first few officers to attend the scene at Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s house in Vosloorus, he told the court that he did not believe the scene where the slain goalkeeper was shot had been tampered with, due to the evidence that was found.
Mosia told the court that he was on standby and covering three police stations in the same area on October 26, this on behalf of the Springs Criminal record and the Crime Scene management division.
He stated that he created a sketch plan, took photos of the crime scene then revisited it the following day along with another officer.
The sergeant went on to indicate that the kitchen door was marked as the point of entry, stating that a bullet jacket was found explaining.
The witness further stated that a grey, brown and white, and silver walking stick were found not far away from each other upon entry from the kitchen.
“We conducted a walk through the crime scene. I then protected and secured a bullet jacket, a [black, white, and brown scotch] hat, and a grey walking stick… I protected the scene for photography and forensic investigation”, said the sergeant.
The officer told the court that he had been called to conduct a forensic investigation and that he was informed by the head of the Gauteng provincial detective office – Brigadier Ndlovu, about what had transpired.
He further stated that he was able to gather more information regarding what happened from another officer on the scene who arrived before he did.
The former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper was shot and killed in October 2014, in what is said to be a robbery in the east of Johannesburg.
Meyiwa was in the presence of Kelly Khumalo (who was his girlfriend at the time), Kelly’s mother Ntombi, sister to Kelly, Zandi, and her then-boyfriend, Longwe Twala, along with his friend Mthokozisi Twala and Senzo’s best friend Tumelo Madlala.
The five men accused of Meyiwa’s murder have all plead not guilty.