The Pretoria High Court ruled in favor of admitting car tracking evidence in the Senzo Meyiwa trial.
Following a heated debate between the defense and the state, the decision was made regarding the re-examination of Sergeant Vusimuzi Mogane, a lead investigator in the case.
Car tracking device
The state aimed to use the Automatic Vehicle Locating system (AVL) to track the movements of a vehicle involved in the case where accused number two, Bongani Ntanzi, implicated the said car in his case.
Accused number one, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, confessed to the killing of Meyiwa in 2014. The defense claims that the confession was coerced during interrogation at the Moroka Police Station.
Assault claims against interrogators
Ntanzi claimed to have been assaulted and coerced into making a confession during his 17-hour detention. The state argued the gravity of Ntanzi’s accusations against the police as a key point in the trial.
Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng ruled in favor of admitting the car tracking data as evidence, emphasizing the importance of allowing it to be heard without prejudicing Ntanzi. The trial continues on Tuesday.
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