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Senzo Meyiwa trial: Witness explains how one of the accused was linked to the soccer star’s murder

The Senzo Meyiwa murder trial resumed on Monday with a new witness, as proceedings entered a fifth week since starting from scratch.

Police officer Mandla Masondo was the latest witness to take the stand.

He was behind the 2015 arrest of one of the men now on trial for the murder of the Bafana Bafana captain during an apparent robbery in Vosloorus in 2014.

Masondo said that Mthobisi Mncube – accused number 3 – was arrested for the unlawful possession of arms and ammunition in a separate matter.

This was before he was even tied to the Meyiwa murder.

Photos and call records from the cellphone bagged as evidence in the Cleveland arrest were used as exhibits in the ongoing Meyiwa trial.

Masondo explained his request for the cellphone data during the investigations into the Cleveland case.

“I requested phonebook, info, contacts and images. On top of the form is the IMEI number and cellphone number. The make and model of the phone is a Samsung model GTE 2220. The reason for cellphone downloading was to place the suspect on the scene and to get his accomplice.”


In other news – Sweet video: Cornet Mamabolo (Tbose) celebrates Birthday with Skeem Saam actors Kwaito, John & Meikie

Popular South African actor Cornet Mamabolo, who played the first Tbose Maputla recently celebrated his birthday with Skeem Saam’s Meikie, John, and Kwaito from the SABC1 soapie.

Cornet Mamabolo (Tbose) celebrates Birthday with Skeem Saam actors Kwaito, John & Meikie

The former The River actor took to his Twitter account on Friday, 11 August to share a video of himself and his former co-stars Clement Maosa who plays Kwaito, Africa Tsoai who plays John, and Harriet Manamela who plays Mieikie. Read More