As the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial proceeded in the High Court in Pretoria, fourth state witness, Lambertus Steyn, shared his expert analysis.
With 41 years of experience in the South African Police Services’ Cold Case Unit, Steyn shed light on the case, stating that accused numbers three and five should be the primary focus of the prosecution.
The two individuals under scrutiny are Mthobisi Mncube, known as accused number three, and Sfisokuhle Ntuli, identified as accused number five.
Steyn’s involvement in the trial came through his analysis of the cell phone data of the people present at the scene when Meyiwa tragically lost his life in October 2014.
The revelation has added significant weight to the case, potentially pointing investigators towards the individuals who may have played a crucial role in the incident.
“I could just determine that the suspects in front of the court know each other,” Steyn told the court on Friday.
“They did talk to each other. If you look at suspects number five and three, they did speak to each other. And in my opinion, they are the main people.”
Steyn, disclosed that Ntuli used a total of six phone numbers, a discovery made through contacts who knew him and had saved his numbers on their devices.
Steyn emphasized a crucial point: the number used by accused number three, Mthobisi Mncube, to communicate with Ntuli was the very same number that Mncube had provided to the police on the day of his arrest.
This link raises significant questions about their relationship and potential involvement in the case.
In a startling revelation on Thursday, explosive evidence emerged indicating that Ntuli had made two calls to Meyiwa’s then-girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, in 2014.
The calls occurred in August and October, just over a week before Meyiwa’s tragic demise.
The new revelations have deepened the intrigue surrounding the case, fueling speculation about the connections between the accused parties and their roles in the events leading up to the fatal shooting.
As the trial unfolds, the prosecution will continue to examine the evidence and delve further into the phone records to ascertain any potential motives or involvement in Meyiwa’s untimely death.
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