Police will need Kelly Khumalo’s cellphone records after the arrest of Meyiwa murder suspects

Police will need Kelly Khumalo’s cellphone records after the arrest of Meyiwa murder suspects

An internal document released by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to reporters who were in court on Tuesday revealed details in reference to the five suspects arrested for the murder of athlete Senzo Meyiwa.

Meyiwa was murdered in 2014 while visiting the house of his girlfriend, singer Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus.

Some of the small print within the investigation document included pointing-outs by the accused one, which slot in with the facts of the case. Additionally, the NPA wanted evidence on why EMPD officials transported the five accused suspects for confession and not the South African Police Service.

The blotter also reveals that accused number five communicated telephonically with Khumalo which it had been mentioned that there was a lender who gave Khumalo money to “ostensibly pay hitmen which this lender was pestering her for the repayment of this loan”. Meyiwa’s murder case has been postponed to 27 November.

Speaking to Eyewitness News, Meyiwa’s brother, Senzo, said he was happy that they finally were getting somewhere with the case: “We are happy that the case is now in court – it means the work is finally starting but tons still must be done. If they were sent, we would like to understand why.

The five men arrested in reference to Meyiwa’s murder earlier on Tuesday refused to step inside the dock.

They were led into the courtroom but refused to comply, arguing they didn’t commit the crime and police were using them to guard those actually liable for killing Meyiwa.

One of the suspects claimed they were arrested back in August while another told the court they wanted the media present to capture what he called the thuggery during this murder case.

Accused number four said he didn’t see the necessity for a lawyer because he didn’t kill the Bafana captain.

The suspects are named as Muzikawukhulelwa S’themba Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphosa, Sifokuhle Nkani Ntuli.

Police on Monday announced that that they had finally made a breakthrough six years after the athlete was shot dead in Vosloorus.