JOHANNESBURG- Vehicle tracking evidence is being led in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial, raising questions about the accuracy of GPS data.
A tracking specialist testified before the court that the record was authentic, and the State has heard his testimony.
Two of the accused were transported in a car, and their tracking data was used to gather evidence for their confessions.
The admissibility of two of the five accused’s confessional statements is the subject of this trial within a trial.
The defense makes a point of corroborated the vehicle tracking information presented to the court with some of the stops the accused claims were made during police assaults.
Defense attorney Charles Mnisi questioned the accuracy of the AVL system during the cross-examination of Michael du Preez, CEO of car tracking company Ctrack.
” As we look at this, we ca n’t precisely follow what this is, so we should be walking them through that physical mapping as we consult with them based on the information in this document.”
To determine whether stops were made where the accused had alleged, the defense asked Du Preez to present a detailed map with the precise coordinates after speaking with him briefly.