Court hears Meyiwa murder accused not at work on day of star's killing

Court hears Meyiwa murder accused not at work on day of star's killing

The High Court in Pretoria heard evidence on Thursday that accused number two in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial was not at work on the day of the soccer star's death. 

Bongani Ntanzi
Sibahle Motha

Bongani Ntanzi appeared before the High Court for a formal bail application on Thursday.

He was represented by Advocate TT Thobane, who also represents three of his co-accused in the high-profile trial.

State prosecutor Advocate George Baloyi told the court that Ntanzi left work on 25 October 2014 and only came back on 2 November 2014.

This was a day before Meyiwa was killed at the home of girlfriend Kelly Khumalo's mother in Vosloorus. 

Baloyi says that this is according to evidence presented by Ntanzi's supervisor at Sibanye-Stillwater Mines.

"Mr (Hendrik) Mulder refuted that the applicant was at work on 26 October 2014 when the incident occurred."

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"He says that the applicant was last reported for duty on the 25 October 2014 at 03:57 am and left work at 06:01 am and there is no work access or meal clock-in for him for the 26 October 2014 until 1 November 2014.

"He says that in his affidavit that has been attached. So, my lord, we submit that the applicant told the untruth about his whereabouts on the 26 October 2014 when the deceased was killed in Vosloorus. 

"The question my lord is; why would he want to create an impression that he was at work when the deceased was killed on 26 October? We submit that my lord this is a pointer of his guilt." 

Judgment in Ntanzi's bail application has been reserved. 

The trial is expected to resume in the High Court next month. 

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