JOHANNESBURG- According to the defense in the Senzo Meyiwa trial, the police’s methods for detaining some suspects for the football star allegedly involved arresting them.
The defense cross-examined Sergeant Batho Mogola, one of the case’s investigators, on Tuesday.
She played a crucial role in both the 2014 murder of Meyiwa and the arrest of the first suspect.
Mogola disputes allegations that the accused were forced to sign confessions and is adamant that they were never assaulted.
Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya and Bongani Ntanzi’s cases bear glaring similarities, such as how police unexpectedly discovered live rounds of ammunition at both of their residences while looking for other items, leading to an immediate charge.
Sergeant Batho Mogola was informed by their attorney, Advocate Thulani Mngomezulu, that this was the strategy used by her team.
” The offenses for which they are detained are not looked into.” Instead, they are looking into Senzo Meyiwa’s death.
Sergeant Vusumuzi Mogane testified earlier this month that Ntanzi was detained for the Nongoma murder despite being aware of his alleged involvement in Meyiwa’s murder.
Sibiya and Ntanzi were both arrested shortly after making confessions, but it took them several weeks before they were accused of killing the football stars.