The very high profile murder case of Senzo Meyiwa has taken a rather interesting turn this morning, following the court appearance of the five men accused of his murder. The five accused men refused to step inside the dock and also refused to apply for bail because they claim to be innocent. The 5 Arrested For Senzo’s Death Refuse To Appear In Court.
According to a live report released by SABC News reporter Chriselda Lewis, the names of the accused are as follows, Muzikawulahlelwa S’tembu Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokosizeni Ziphozonke Maphisa and Sifikuhle Nkani Ntuli. All these men say they are innocent and they believe they are used as scapegoats to protect the real mastermind who is loaded with cash.
Some of the accused men already have their own pending cases aside from the Senzo Meyiwa’s murder case, with some having already been imprisoned at the time of Senzo’s murder in 2014. Another was sentenced and charged in June for a separate case, so he is surprised that he appeared in court today. In all, the accused say the cops are dirty.
“Accused number 3, refuses to enter the dock. He tells the Magistrate that he DID NOT kill the soccer sensation. Accused number 3 tells the Magistrate that Police Minister Bheki Cele does not respect their Constitutional rights,” reports Chriselda.
“Accused number 4 says he does not see the need to tell the court why he needs a lawyer because he didn’t kill #SenzoMeyiwa. Accused number 5 says he also does not see the need for the services of a legal representative because he does not know why he is here.”
All the men want the media to film their faces so the nation can see for themselves what they are faced with and “see the ‘thuggery’ in this case.” One of the suspects points to a man in the courtroom, who is suspected to be a police officer, for framing them for the murder case.
He claims that the police officer went to his area to arrest a person, by the name of Buthelezi who he accused of murdering Senzo. Then all of a sudden, they get arrested for the murder.
Another suspect reiterates that the people who are supposed to be in the court room instead of them are not appearing because they have money.
“The state Prosecutor George Baloyi says they want the suspects to remain behind bars. They will have to prove to this court why they deserve bail,” Chriselda concludes her reporting.
After watching the LIVE coverage of the court proceedings, Mzansi has been conflicted with many questions in their heads saying the story does not add up.