Gun which allegedly killed Senzo Meyiwa nicknamed ‘My killing machine’
The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard that a picture of a silver and gold 9mm pistol downloaded from a phone confiscated from accused 3 in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case was saved as my killing machine. This was revealed by fifth State witness and cellphone analyst Sergeant Moses Mabasa as he testified on Tuesday, 1 […]
The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard that a picture of a silver and gold 9mm pistol downloaded from a phone confiscated from accused 3 in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case was saved as my killing machine.
This was revealed by fifth State witness and cellphone analyst Sergeant Moses Mabasa as he testified on Tuesday, 1 August.
PICTURE FOUND IN SENZO MEYIWA MURDER ACCUSED’S PHONE NICNKAMED MY KILLING MACHINE
Five men are on trial for the murder of Senzo Meyiwa who was shot at the home of his then-girlfriend Kelly Khumalo on 26 October 2014 in Vosloorus.
Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Ntanzi, Mthobisi Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa and Sifiso Ntuli face pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder, robbery and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
On Tuesday, cellphone data expert Colonel Lambertus Steyn who previously told the court that accused 5 had contacted Kelly Khumalo twice in 2014 before Meyiwa was killed wrapped up his testimony.
Sergeant Mabasa kicked off his testimony by listing his qualifications and also explained to the court that his responsibility is to analyse incoming and outgoing calls and messages.
Mabasa said he compiled a report in August 2020 after he had received a CD from those who had downloaded data from accused 3 Mthobisi Mncube’s phone whoch was confiscated when he was arrested.
Mabasa told the court about the various pictures of a man with dreadlocks, taxis, R100 and R200 notes saved as ‘Impande yesono’ a 9mm gun saved as ‘My killing machine’ and others that were downloaded from Mncube’s phone.
SPENT BULLET LINKED TO GUN FOUND IN ONE OF THE ACCUSED
On Monday, Mncube’s legal representative Advocate Charles Mnisi conceded that the images that Colonel Steyn had testified about of a man with dreadlocks are indeed those of his client.
As previously reported by The South African, in 2022 State Prosecutor, Advocate George Baloyi told the court that the cellphone of the accused was confiscated on his arrest, and then the data on his cellphone was downloaded and various photos were found, inter alia a photo depicting the with the caption ‘My killing machine’.
Baloyi further explained that a forensic pathologist would prove that Meyiwa’s death is consistent with a bullet entrance wound involving the heart and lung.
“But more importantly, we will seek to prove through the ballistic expert that the spent bullet found near the kitchen door matched the firearm that was found in possession of accused No.: 3 in a room he occupied with his girlfriend in Malvern,” he said.