Senzo Meyiwa murder trial finally opens
The long-delayed and highly-anticipated trial of men accused of murdering Bafana Bafana former captain Senzo Meyiwa has finally begun.
The long-delayed and highly-anticipated trial of men accused of murdering South Africa’s former football captain Senzo Meyiwa finally got underway on Friday, eight years after he was slain.
The murder stunned the nation which is already numbed by its staggering murder rate.
On Friday they were formally charged with murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
Gerrie Nel, a former state prosecutor who led the case against Paralympian Oscar Pistorius and has a reputation of winning high-profile cases, who is now representing the Meyiwa family, believes the mastermind of the murder is yet to be arrested.
The trial opened two weeks after the April 7 release of the five-part Netflix docu-series, ‘Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star’ which attempts to unveil the circumstances around the killing of the then captain and goalkeeper of both the national team, and Orlando Pirates.
By Garrin Lambley © Agence France-Presse