WATCH LIVE: Senzo Meyiwa murder trial continues

Cellphone data analyst Lieutenant Colonel Gideon Gouws will continue with his testimony in the trial of the five me charged with the murder of Senzo Meyiwa on Friday, 24 May.

Gouws has been testifying at the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria about data extracted from the cellphones of the accused.


On Thursday, the defence disputed that accused three Mthobisi Prince Mncube contacted singer Kelly Khumalo the day Meyiwa was murdered.

Meyiwa was shot and killed at Khumalo’s home in Vosloorus on 26 October 2014 in what was initially thought to be a botched robbery. The two were dating at the time and have a child together.

The State is adamant that Mncube did contact the Asine hitmaker as she used multiple cellphone numbers at the time.

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.


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.