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Senzo Meyiwa Murder: Judge, Mshololo, & Prosecuting Attorneys Agree Not To Pursue The Second Docket

There’s a new twist in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial after Advocate Zandile Msholo elected to abandon her initial application challenging the non-disclosure of the contents of the second docket in the case for which her client, Sifisokuhle Ntuli, stands accused alongside four others. The other accused in the Senzo Meyiwa case are Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya,…

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There’s a new twist in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial after Advocate Zandile Msholo elected to abandon her initial application challenging the non-disclosure of the contents of the second docket in the case for which her client, Sifisokuhle Ntuli, stands accused alongside four others.

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The other accused in the Senzo Meyiwa case are Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, and Mthokoziseni Maphisa.
The second docket was remarkably different from the first in that it had recommended Kelly Khumalo, her sister Zandi Khumalo, her mother Gladness Khumalo, Longwe Twala, the son of renowned music producer Sello “Chicco” Twala, Tumelo Madlala and Mthokozisi Thwala, both of whom were Meyiwa’s childhood friends, to be charged with murder and for defeating the ends of justice.

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Mshololo’s initial argument was that his client wasn’t aware of the second docket, else his presentation would have been different. So, in her submission, it violated his constitutional rights that the docket was not revealed to him.
In an interesting twist to the case, Adv. Mshololo had met with State prosecutor George Baloyi and instructing attorney Tshepo Thobane in the private chambers of the presiding judge, Tshifhiwa Maumela. Accordingly, it was decided that her application should be dropped in the interest of the trial.

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