Senzo Meyiwa's murder case has five suspects.
The National Patriotic Alliance (NPA) has refused to comment on reports that the late Brigadier Philani Ndlovu was a witness in the Senzo Meyiwa case.
Lumka Mahanjana, a spokesperson for the NPA, directed any questions to the police.
Ndlovu passed away on Wednesday; his cause of death is unknown.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has refused to comment on Brigadier Philani Ndlovu's death or whether it will affect the murder trial of Senzo Meyiwa.
On Wednesday, Ndlovu passed away.
Ndlovu, who retired in March last year, was one of the people anticipated to testify during the Meyiwa trial, according to a source who talked to News24 on the condition of anonymity.
According to the source, Ndlovu was the head of detectives in Gauteng at the time of Meyiwa's death and following investigations. He'd received information about the alleged shooter.
According to the source, Ndlovu's testimony would have focused on the information because he had been given it.
The information Ndlovu got, according to the source, had already been documented, therefore his death would have no bearing on the investigation. The source of the tip-off would also be called to testify.
While there has been conjecture about Ndlovu's death, the NPA's Lumka Mahanjana told News24 that the party will not clarify whether or not he was a witness in the case.
She advised that any such information be acquired from the police.
"I can't comment on that (how his death will effect the case) because he hadn't yet been called to the stand."
We work with evidence, and the only way to know for sure is to go to court.
In October 2014, Meyiwa, a former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalie, was shot and died while visiting his child's mother, Kelly Khumalo. In the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Muzikawukhulelwa S'Tembu Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphisa, and Fisokuhle Ntulijave Ntuli are on trial for his murder.
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