Cape Town – The Pretoria High Court is considering the admissibility of a recording of a confession made by one of the alleged killers of Senzo Meyiwa, the Bafana Bafana captain who was murdered in 2014.
The confession was made by Bongani Ntanzi in June 2020, and the State is arguing for the confessions of Ntanzi and the first accused, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, to be admitted as evidence.
The state submits that the recording of accused 2’s confession be admitted as evidence. The defence objects. The judge rules for an adjournment for the recording to be played for the defence.
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The court initially learned that a recording of Ntanzi’s confession was made secretly by the magistrate, but the State originally decided not to submit it as evidence.
However, they have now changed their position and want to submit the recording, citing the RICA Act.
Despite defence objections, the court has ruled to admit the introductory portion of the confession as evidence while addressing its admissibility.
Compiled by Betha Madhomu