Defence in Meyiwa trial dismisses Mogane testimony as ‘total fabrication’

Defence in Meyiwa trial dismisses Mogane testimony as ‘total fabrication’

Defence for accused one and two in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial, Advocate Thulani Mngomezulu, has dismissed the evidence of Sergeant Vusumuzi Mogane as a “total fabrication”. 

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Mngomezulu continued his cross-examination of Mogane in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday.

The evidence dealt with the events of 18 June 2020, when Ntanzi was driven to his former employer in Carletonville, and police discovered he was not at work on the day of Meyiwa’s death. 

According to Mogane's version of events, the police escort only joined them when they returned from Carletonville. 

Previous witnesses have also corroborated Mogane's version that he was only assisted in escorting Ntanzi to Moroka Police Station in Soweto.

This is where the alleged confession would take place. 

Ntanzi claims other police officers were present at the time they returned from Carltonville, and when he was subsequently assaulted in Alberton. 

“You are making this up. All the police officers have denied they were ever at a garage. They denied they ever escorted you. They said the only time they escorted you was to Moroka. This is a total fabrication,” Mngomezulu said to Mogane.

"If I recall, you only asked me about going to Moroka. This day you are asking me about today. It is the first time you are asking me about it," Mogane responded. 

Proceedings will continue on Thursday. 


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