WATCH LIVE: Senzo Meyiwa murder trial

Cellphone data analyst Lieutenant Colonel Gideon Gouws is expected to continue with his testimony at the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria when the trial of the five men charged with the murder of Senzo Meyiwa resumes.

Gouws has been testifying about data extracted from the cellphone records of accused two Bongani Ntanzi and accused five Fisokuhle Ntuli.


As previously reported, Meyiwa was shot at the home of his girlfriend and artist, Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni on 26 October 2014. Initially, this was thought to be a botched robbery; however, police say evidence indicates that Meyiwa’s murder was a hit.

Last week, during the cross-examination led by the legal representative of accused four, Mthokoziseni Maphisa, advocate Zithulele Nxumalo, Gouws disclosed that Maphisa contacted accused one, Muzikawukhalelwa Sibiya, on 14 occasions.

Furthermore, Gouws revealed that Maphisa contacted accused five Fisokuhle Ntuli on over 100 occasions. This also comprised of 125 direct calls and SMSs.

Additionally, accused four directly contacted accused three, Mthobisi Mncube, at least 20 times.

The accused reportedly communicated between 2018 and 2021.

These revelations contradict the testimonies of the five accused, who claimed that they did not know one another and only met in court for the first time.


Five men are on trial for the murder of Senzo Meyiwa. The men are Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa and Fisokuhle Nkani Ntuli.

The men face charges of premeditated murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravated circumstances, possession of firearms without a licence, and possession of ammunition. All five pleaded not guilty.


Court proceedings normally start at 10:00, adjourn at 11:15 for a tea break, run again until 13:00 for lunch and resume again at 14:00. However, due to unforeseen circumstances on a particular day, there are delays, and sometimes court adjourns for either tea or lunch earlier than the set times indicated above.