Pretoria is the capital of South Africa. Kelly Khumalo, a musician, and socialite are ready to testify in court about what she knows about the 2014 murder of her then-boyfriend, former Bafana Bafana ace goalie Senzo Meyiwa, according to her legal agent.
Attorney Magdalene Moonsamy is acting as a witness for Khumalo in the trial of five men who have been linked to the heinous murder
by the South African Police Service (SAPS).
Moonsamy spoke to broadcaster eNCA ahead of the trial’s restart on Friday, saying, “If the prosecution requires her as a witness in court… she is a witness in the matter and she has been compliant and cooperative in the matter.”
“She will be there in court if she is obliged to be,” she said.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) declared that it is ready to proceed as the high-stakes murder trial of the five men resumed on Friday.
Advocate George Baloyi, the NPA’s lead prosecutor in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial, “urges all role players to ensure that the matter proceeds (today), in the interest of justice for the Meyiwa family and the public at large,” said Lumka Mahajan, the director of public prosecutions’ North Gauteng regional spokesperson.
The trial of the five men accused of killing Meyiwa in 2014 was set to begin on April 11, but was postponed after Advocate Zandile Mshololo, the legal representative of the fifth accused, Sifisokuhle Ntuli, said she couldn’t proceed with the trial without more consultation.
Mshololo also stated that the State had provided the defense with more details and statements at the eleventh hour before the highly-publicized trial.
Mshololo reappeared on Tuesday after being given a one-day postponement on Monday last week, telling Judge Tshifhiwa Anthony Maumela that she was still not ready to proceed with the trial and requesting a five-day postponement.
Meyiwa was slain in Vosloorus, Gauteng, on October 26, 2014, while visiting his girlfriend and child’s mother, singer Kelly Khumalo.