Maswanganyi case continues

Four accused have been applying for bail in the Pretoria North Magistrates Court.

Major General Tirhani Maswanganyi. Picture: Supplied.

PRETORIA - A police investigator has started testifying about the evidence the state has against the four men accused of murdering senior Johannesburg policeman Tirhani Maswanganyi.

The accused, Private Isaac Vele, Tshepo Mosai, Roger Moseki and Corporel Daniel Nefolovhodwe, have been applying for bail in the Pretoria North Magistrates Court.

The officer's half-naked body was discovered bound and dumped in a field near Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria in June.

Colonel Abednego Shibiri said the police are in possession of surveillance footage which places the four accused together days before the murder.

He said it shows the men meeting at a garage where money was drawn allegedly to buy the murder weapon.

Shibiri said after Maswanganyi's body was found, police were led to one of the accused who in turn implicated his three co-accused.

Meanwhile, Moseki told the court on Wednesday that he is a police informer and is paid for his services.

He said his handler, identified as Willem van der Merwe, visited him in jail after his arrest where they discussed money owed to him for information.

The prosecutor asked how a soldier in the defence force would be in the position to help the police.

Moseki said because he works in military intelligence, he often comes across crime-related information.

The state says it will dispute his claims.

Shibiri will continue on the stand today.