When Senzo Meyiwa was shot in a Vosloorus home on October 26, 2014, no one called the police or emergency services, the Pretoria High Court heard on Monday.
Col Lambertus Steyn, a state expert witness, stated that he discovered this when analysing data from all of the people in the house’s cellphones.
“I did check. I couldn’t find any number of the police, even 10111, on any of the phones,” he said during cross-examination by the defence lawyer for two of the accused, Sipho Ramosepele.
Steyn works for the national cold case investigation team, which is situated at the police national headquarters in Pretoria.
Meyiwa was shot murdered in the presence of his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo at her mother Ntombi’s home. Her sister Zandile, her boyfriend Longwe Twala, and two of Meyiwa’s friends from KwaZulu-Natal were also present.
According to them, Meyiwa was killed by one of two robbers who barged into the house and demanded phones and money.
Zandile Khumalo, the state’s first witness in the reopened trial, stated that she tried to dial 10111 but froze and rushed to seek help from a neighbour instead.
Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa, and Sifisokuhle Nkani Ntuli are on trial for murder. They have all entered not guilty pleas.
Steyn disclosed last week that Ntuli had called Kelly twice.
He claimed that the accused knew each other since they had communicated over the phone.
Ntanzi confirmed to his counsel on Monday that a number connected to him by Steyn’s research corresponded to him, although he did not have it in 2014. He claims the number was Rica’d in 2019 at a store in Rustenburg.
Steyn stated that it was critical that the accused admitted it was his phone number, and that the phone could have been Rica’d under a family member’s name.
The trial continues.
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