Senzo Meyiwa trial: Senior detective who died not an important witness, function was ‘restricted’ – NPA | News24

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Senzo Meyiwa trial: Senior detective who died not an important witness, function was ‘restricted’ – NPA | News24


The Late Senzo Meyiwa.


The late Senzo Meyiwa.

(Picture by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Photographs/Getty Photographs

  • The NPA says the late Brigadier Philani Ndlovu’s assertion concerning the Meyiwa homicide scene had not but been taken. 
  • He was described as having a “restricted” function on the scene. 
  • Ndlovu had been the Gauteng head of detectives; he was on pension on the time of his demise.

An announcement regarding Senzo Meyiwa’s homicide in 2014 had not but been taken when one of many senior detectives, Brigadier Philani Ndlovu, died on Wednesday. 

This was revealed by the Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in a press release on Saturday, which stated he was not thought to be an important witness as a result of his function was “restricted”. 

Ndlovu died on Wednesday.

He was on retirement from the SA Police Service on the time of his demise. 

The NPA provided condolences on his passing. 

READ | Senzo Meyiwa case: Ex-head of detectives in Gauteng and witness in homicide trial dies

The NPA’s spokesperson, Lumka Mahanjana, stated: “His function was restricted to his presence on the place of the incident and the administration of the crime scene.

“There are a number of different witnesses who will give related proof on the deserves of the case. 

“The State continues to be assured that it has ample proof to make sure a profitable prosecution on this case.”

Muzikawukhulelwa S’Tembu Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphisa and Fisokuhle Ntulijave are on trial for the homicide.

The 5 males are accused of killing Meyiwa on the residence of his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus, Boksburg, on 26 October 2014.


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