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Lead investigator denies flouting police processes during probe into Senzo Meyiwa murder

The lead investigator in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case, Bongani Gininda, denied flouting police processes during the probe into the soccer star’s deadly 2014 shooting.

Five men are being tried for the murder of the Bafana Bafana captain over almost a decade ago.

Gininda wrapped up his testimony on Wednesday in the trial within a trial to determine the admissibility of confession statements made by two of the accused, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya and Bongani Ntanzi.

The court previously heard that Sibiya and Ntanzi confessed to knowing the circumstances of Meyiwa’s murder.

However, both accused claim the confessions were made under duress, alleging that they were beaten and tortured by police into confessing to the crime.

Gininda has now told the court that Sibiya’s rights were read to him, and he ensured he had not been threatened.

“I asked him if he was fine and if he had any complaints, and he said he was fine and that there were no complaints from him.”

Gininda further denied claims that Sibiya’s statement had blood splats, which the defence previously said would be evidence of the alleged torture.

Proceedings will resume on Thursday morning with a new witness on the stand.

-EWN

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