The Murder Trial Of Senzo Meyiwa Took Another Turn

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On Monday, the defense for four of the accused in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial requested a trial inside a trial during the morning’s sessions.
Advocate Malesela Teffo wants the Pretoria High Court to deal with the state’s claimed confessions from defendants 1 and 2.
Teffo has submitted a special plea, which is intended to show that the charge’s particulars are incorrect.
The defense claims that the arrest of all five men was legally faulty or irregular since the confessions were taken under duress.
Legal representatives met with the presiding officer in chambers, and the proceedings were paused.
The state told the court that it had received paperwork addressing the special plea from the defense.
Because the state’s first witness, forensic officer Sgt Thabo Mosia, felt ill, the case was postponed until early Friday.
The counsel for accused number five, Advocate Zandile Mshololo, was anticipated to begin his cross-examination.
Mosia has been testifying about the forensic and physical evidence he collected at the soccer player’s shooting scene in 2014.
The manner in which the crime scene was handled has sparked controversy.

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