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Senzo Meyiwa’s ‘killer’ was in the house – Teffo says in letter to NPA boss Batohi

A gunshot that struck and killed Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was reportedly fired from a revolver smuggled into Kelly Khumalo's home by one of seven witnesses.

This assertion is stated in a 27-page appeal made on December 2 by Advocate Malesela Teffo to National Director of Public Proceedings Advocate Shamila Batohi, requesting the suspension of the existing prosecutions in the Meyiwa murder case.

Teffo, who filed the application according to section 6B of the Criminal Procedure Act, is seeking the arrest and prosecution of all seven persons who were at the residence at the time Meyiwa was shot. He is certain that none of the five suspects presently being jailed in this case are responsible for Meyiwa's murder.

On December 8, City Press forwarded a list of questions to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), but got no answer. However, City Press understands that only the NPA's Gauteng Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Advocate George Baloyi, who was copied on the letter to Batohi, reacted to Teffo's appeal on November 17 by reiterating his position.See the source image

Teffo's appeal was made public after allegations that Khumalo might face charges of obstructing justice in connection with Meyiwa's death. Baloyi said in his November 17 letter to Teffo that after the conclusion of the murder trial, the charge of undermining the aims of justice "would be re-evaluated to determine if a prosecution should be brought." When the facts became public, Magdalene Moonsamy, Khumalo's lawyer, said that her firm was unaware of the lawsuit against her client.See the source image

However, on November 30, NPA spokeswoman Lumka Mahanjana acknowledged the case. She said that individuals charged with obstructing justice were prospective witnesses in the Meyiwa murder case. "The charge of obstructing justice is stayed [as mentioned in Baloyi's communication]," Mahanjana remarked. Additionally, the discoveries came after Teffo was detained twice for unrelated offenses. Teffo, on the other hand, thought that his arrests and participation in Meyiwa's case were connected.


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