Senzo Meyiwa: Advocate Tshepo Timothy Thobane, who addresses four of the five men blamed for the 2014 homicide, put it to Meyiwa’s companion, State observer Tumelo Madlala, that Meyiwa was living with the two sisters, and having sexual relations with the two of them.
“An observer will affirm that Kelly had carried Zandi to live with them, to monitor Senzo while she was doing her music vocation exercises. I put it to you that a similar observer will come and affirm that Senzo was griping about the manner in which Kelly was getting things done, and having somebody to monitor him,” said Kobane.
Madlala said he had hardly any familiarity with this.
Kobane went on: “That witness will affirm that toward the end, Senzo cut off up having a sexual friendship with Zandi too. Kelly was, by and large, away for quite a while.”
Madlala answered: “I can’t concur and I can’t contradict that since I really do realize that Senzo cherished ladies.”
Kobane likewise inquired as to whether he realized that Meyiwa was hitched.
The observer said OK.
The legal counselor went on: “As per all that which I have put to you, does it make him a decent individual?”
Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela then, at that point, had a problem with Thobane’s line of addressing.
Thobane said the State had permitted the observer to give character proof on Meyiwa.
“The observer said Senzo was a decent individual and the State permitted that. That assurance depends on what the observer said,” said Thobane.
Be that as it may, Judge Maumela refused the inquiries.
Madlala has recently affirmed that he had visited Meyiwa and Kelly at Mulbarton, in the south of Johannesburg where the footballer and his socialite sweetheart had shared a condo.
Meyiwa was killed at Kelly’s home in Vosloorus on October 26, 2014.
In the house, that day was Meyiwa, Kelly, and Zandile, their mom Ntombi Khumalo (MaKhumalo), Longwe Twala, Meyiwa’s companions Mthokozisi Thwala and Tumelo Madlala, Kelly’s then 4-year-old child, Christian, and Thingo, her little girl with Meyiwa.
Five men, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Mthobisi Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa, and Sifokuhle Ntuli, are having to deal with penalties of homicide, endeavored murder, theft with irritating conditions, ownership of an unlicensed gun and ammo.
All of the charges have been argued not blameworthy.
Tumelo Madlala, the state’s third observer, went against himself about when and where he called Senzo Meyiwa’s sibling, Sifiso, to let him know the footballer had been “inadvertently shot”.
The court heard that Meyiwa was killed by his sweetheart, vocalist Kelly Khumalo, who “coincidentally shot” him with a gun supposedly brought to the Khumalo family home in Vosloorus by Longwe Twala, the child of music maker Sello “Chicco” Twala.
The statement that Khumalo killed Meyiwa was first made on 1 June by Dan Teffo, the previous protection counsel for the initial four of the five blamed.
The state claims it was a messed-up burglary.
Madlala, who started his declaration at the Pretoria high court on Tuesday by saying he was Meyiwa’s dearest companion, went against himself about which telephone he had used to convey the awful news about the soccer player’s demise.
On Wednesday, while being addressed by examiner George Baloyi, Madlala affirmed that he called Sifiso Meyiwa from Botshelong Clinic in Vosloorus, after his sibling had been proclaimed dead, utilizing a telephone he acquired from a neighbor of the Khumalo family.
“I didn’t have a broadcast appointment at that point,” Madlala said, adding that he recalled the data in light of the fact that the neighbor, a lady, had likewise given Madlala a blue face fabric to attempt to prevent the draining from Meyiwa’s chest.
Yet, on Thursday Madlala changed his declaration while being interviewed by safeguard lawyer TT Thobane, saying he had settled on the decision from the Khumalo home utilizing his own telephone.
Thobane is addressing the initial four blamed — Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Ntanzi, Mthobisi Ncube, and Mthokoziseni Maphisa — while the fifth, Fisokuhle Ntuli, is addressed by Zandile Mshololo.
Thobane put it to Madlala that Longwe Twala showed up using a gun at the Khumalo home, whereafter a contention resulted over a supposed issue Meyiwa was having with Zandi Khumalo, his better half’s sister.
“That is the point at which the departed grappled with him [Longwe] and gave the gun to Kelly Khumalo,” Thobane declared, adding that Kelly Khumalo “accidentally shot” Meyiwa and that Longwe ran out of the house.
“You called Sifiso Meyiwa and said: ‘Senzo Meyiwa was shot unintentionally,” Thobane said.
He added that he would call an observer to affirm that Madlala was halted “by somebody who was in the house [when Meyiwa was killed]” from coming clean with the footballer’s sibling about Meyiwa’s killing.
“I was at the entryway when I called Sifiso, at Kelly’s home. Nobody heard me address Sifiso,” Madlala answered.
Thobane reminded Madlala about his Wednesday declaration; that he had utilized the telephone of a female neighbor to call his family, as well as the Meyiwa family.
“I called Sifiso even before we left the scene. At the point when I was at the emergency clinic, that is when calls were coming in,” Madlala affirmed.
Thobane said he would leave what he called Madlala’s inconsistent declaration for contention towards the finish of the preliminary. Madlala is supposed to proceed with his declaration on Friday.
Each of the five blamed faces charges for planned murder endeavored murder, furnished burglary, unlawful ownership of a gun, and the unlawful ownership of ammo, to which they have argued not liable. They are remanded in guardianship.
A legal counselor in the preliminary into the homicide of previous Orlando Privateers and Bafana player Senzo Meyiwa has uncovered that an observer will affirm that the soccer star was dating Kelly Khumalo, but at the same time was associated with a sexual relationship with her sister, Zandi Khumalo-Gumede.
This was uncovered during the questioning of the State’s third observer, Tumelo Madlala, who was Meyiwa’s companion and was at the crime location.
Bongani Ntanzi, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Mthobisi Ncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa, and Fisokuhle Ntuli are being investigated for the homicide of the soccer star at Kelly Khumalo’s Vosloorus home on 26 October 2014.
TT Thobane, who addresses Ntanzi, Sibiya, Ncube, and Maphisa, told Madlala an observer would affirm that Khumalo had requested that Zandi watch out for Meyiwa in light of the fact that she was occupied with her music profession.
Because of Khumalo’s nonappearance, Meyiwa started having an unsanctioned romance with Khumalo-Gumede, Thobane said.
“I will not deny or concede that since I realize that Senzo adored ladies,” Madlala answered.
The legal counselor then inquired as to whether that actually made Meyiwa a decent individual in Madlala’s view.
Be that as it may, Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela scrutinized the pertinence of the inquiry.
Madlala likewise affirmed during questioning that Meyiwa had requested that he watch a game with him that end of the week.
He said Khumalo sent him cash to go there from KwaZulu-Natal.
“Appears as though you are continuously being given cash. Cash to go [to Vosloorus] and cash to get back?” the legal advisor inquired.
“Indeed,” Madlala answered.
It was likewise uncovered that Madlala got cash to show up in a Netflix narrative about Meyiwa’s homicide, which circulated before the preliminary.
“I was [paid], I won’t deny it. I let them know they were doing it at [the expense] of my extra time.”
Later during the scrutinizing, Thobane blamed Madlala for transforming his responses into articles. At the point when Madlala hindered him, Thobane requested that he “act”.
At one phase, Thobane raised his voice and said, “Is it clear?” to which Madlala answered: “Don’t yell at me. Try not to yell at me. Try not to yell at me.”
Maumelle removed his glasses and asked happily: “Mr Thobane, what are you beginning at this point?”
The adjudicator shared with Thobane: “Yesterday you hindered me. I never yelled at you. He is saying, ‘Don’t yell at me.’ Could we at any point stick to that? He isn’t on the whole correct to intrude, yet you can’t yell at him.”
The scrutinizing proceeded and Madlala said he was additionally paid for private photographs of Meyiwa that were utilized in the narrative.
“I put it to you, you were given cash to affirm,” the legal counselor proceeded.
Madlala answered: “Perhaps you can illuminate me better. You have every one of the subtleties.”
“Haven’t arrived to respond to your inquiries,” Thobane said.
“I put it to you, you were trained on the best way to affirm.”
Madlala, in any case, answered: “Those are lies. Those are lies. Those are lies.”
As per Thobane, there were no interlopers who killed Meyiwa. Longwe Twala, who was dating Zandi at that point, had a contention about the illicit relationship with Zandi when a discharge went off.
Madlala denied this.
The preliminary proceeds.