On the 7th of October 2014, Senzo Meyiwa, the captain of the South African national soccer team, was fatally shot in his father-in-law’s house in Vosloorus, Johannesburg. The murder sent shockwaves across the nation, as Meyiwa was a beloved figure in South African society. Six years later, and after a number of false starts, the trial for Meyiwa’s murder is finally underway.
1. It has been six years since South African soccer star, Senzo Meyiwa, was gunned down in a robbery
It has been six years since South African soccer star, Senzo Meyiwa, was gunned down in a robbery. The long-awaited trial of the four men accused of his murder finally began this week. Meyiwa was shot and killed during a robbery at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s house in Vosloorus, Johannesburg in 2014. The four men accused of his murder – Mthokozisi Twala, Muzikawulele Ximba, Zenzele Mbatha, and Ntuthuko Shoba – have been in jail since their arrest in 2016. The trial was originally set to begin in November 2017 but was postponed due to a lack of evidence.
2. The trial against the alleged killer, Honest Moyo, finally begins this week
On October 27, 2019, seven years after the murder of soccer star and national hero Senzo Meyiwa, the trial against his alleged killer, Honest Moyo, finally began. This trial has been a long time coming for the Meyiwa family and for the nation as a whole. For too long, the wheels of justice have seemed to grind to a halt in this case, and many have wondered if Moyo would ever face trial at all. Now, after years of delays and legal maneuvering, Moyo will finally have his day in court. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges, and his trial is set to last for three weeks. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison.
3. Nevertheless, the Meyiwa family is hopeful that justice will finally be served
The murder trial of Senzo Meyiwa, the former captain of the South African national football team, began on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, more than three years after he was killed in a robbery at his home in Vosloorus, Gauteng. Meyiwa’s murder has been one of the most high-profile unsolved cases in South Africa, and his family has been waiting for justice for a long time. Nevertheless, the Meyiwa family is hopeful that justice will finally be served. Meyiwa’s father, Sam, said outside the court that he is “glad that the day has finally arrived”.
4. The trial is set to begin on Tuesday and is expected to last for two weeks
Justice is finally being served for Senzo Meyiwa. The soccer star was killed in 2014, and his murder trial is set to begin on Tuesday. The trial is expected to last for two weeks, during which the prosecution will present their case against the four accused. This is a long-awaited day for justice. Senzo Meyiwa was a beloved figure in South Africa, and his murder shocked the nation.
The trial of Senzo Meyiwa’s murderers has finally begun, more than five years after the singer was killed. This journey has been long and painful for his family, friends and fans. But after all this time, justice may finally be served. The Meyiwa family has fought tirelessly for justice, and they finally have their day in court. The three accused are facing charges of murder, attempted murder and robbery. If they are found guilty, they will face life imprisonment.