Defence slams police work at Meyiwa crime scene

Johannesburg – The defence counsel in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial on Thursday continued its cross-examination of the forensic officer who was first at the crime scene.

The then-Bafana Bafana captain was murder in 2014 while at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s house in Vosloorus.

As the trial continues on Friday, in her opening proceedings, the lawyer of one of the five murder accused, Zandile Mshololo, asked Sergeant Thabo Mosia whether he failed to do his job as “he did not take fingerprints or DNA swabs on the door handle of the main door where the alleged perpetrator is said to have used to gain entry inside the house.”

“I did not fail, my lord,” answered Mosia.

Mshololo then asked why he didn’t take any fingerprints, to which Mosia responded: “The crime scene was already under our control and I had to call the necessary people to come and assist with the crime scene.”

But he agreed that he did not take any fingerprints or DNA swabs of the door that the alleged suspect used to gain entry to the home.

The court also heard from Mosia, who confessed that he had kept key exhibits in his safe at his office and did not declare them accordingly.

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