NPA confident it's prosecuting right people in Senzo Meyiwa murder case

This is despite the accused telling the court on Friday that they were innocent and they wanted an opportunity to address the court.

Five suspects - Khulela Themba Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Chris Mncube, Mthokoziseni Zifozonke Mapisa and Sifiso Ntuli - appeared at the Boksburg Magistrates Court on 27 October 2020. They are charged with the 2014 murder of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa. The suspects refused to stand in the dock, saying they were innocent and would not answer for a crime they did not commit. Picture: Xanderleigh Dookey/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The NPA said it’s certain that it arrested and prosecuted the correct people in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case.

This is despite the accused telling the court on Friday that they were innocent and they wanted an opportunity to address the court.

The five men accused of Meyiwa's murder made a brief appearance in the Boksburg Magistrates Court.

Their case was postponed to next March for further forensic investigations.

The accused in the Meyiwa case were adamant during court proceedings that they were innocent, with one of the accused, Mthobisi Ncube, wearing a T-shirt with the message ‘ask the people who were there, they know the truth’.

The brother to Sifisokuhle Ntuli said the arrests were suspicious.

“We can’t say much because we aren’t with him at all times. It seems the truth is being hidden, someone is keeping the truth from us.”

He said it’s clear that someone was being protected.

“We’re not comfortable that all the people who were there the day Senzo was killed are not implicated. They know what happened and won’t tell the truth.”

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