In a dramatic twist, Nthabiseng Mokete, a neighbor of the Khumalos, made an about-turn on her previous testimony in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial. During the ninth day of the high-profile trial, Mokete stated that she no longer knew the identity of the alleged intruders she had seen fleeing from the scene where the Bafana Bafana captain was shot in 2014.
Initially, Mokete had told the court that she witnessed three individuals running from the vicinity of the crime scene. She had described these men as fitting the profile of the attackers who purportedly shot Meyiwa. However, under cross-examination by lawyer Sipho Ramosepele, Mokete claimed she had no knowledge of the perpetrators’ identities.
This development came as a surprise to the court, and it follows the recent testimony of Khaya Ngcatshe, another witness who took the stand after the trial resumed over a week ago. The trial continues at the Pretoria High Court, with mounting intrigue surrounding the case.