SENZO Meyiwa’s brother, Sifiso wants the five men arrested in connection with his brother’s murder to be released.
This is because he believes they are innocent.
“I’m waiting for the court to release these guys because there’s no evidence. If there was enough evidence, why has it taken them so long to start?”
Sifiso was speaking at Palm Ridge Magistrates Court on Monday, 25 October where Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Sandiso Ntanzi (alleged shooter) Mthobisi Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa and Sifiso Ntuli, who are all in custody, appeared in connection with the murder of the late Bafana Bafana goalkeeper.
“They are assaulting these people in jail.
“They offered them money, but they refused to take the money. I’m not going to hide that,” alleged Sifiso.
“I’ve spoken to their families and they mentioned that these people are being assaulted in prison because they want them to admit that they killed Senzo.”
Sifiso also refuted reports that hitmen were paid to take Senzo out.
“No one was paid to kill Senzo, that’s a lie. They are saying there are nine witnesses, they are making things up.
“I think they are paying those people to be witnesses. These people are lying,” he alleged.
The state told the court there are nine witnesses from Vosloorus and that it will make their statements available to the defence lawyers before the start of the trail.
After meeting with the defence lawyers, state prosecutor George Baloyi said they all agreed to start the trial in April next year. The trial will sit in the North Gauteng High Court in Tshwane. Judge Carla van Veenendaal postponed the matter to 11 April 2022 for trial.