Pretoria High Court scrutinizes Sergeant Vusumuzi Mogane’s testimony in latest cross-examination, in the ongoing Senzo Meyiwa murder trial at the Pretoria High Court, Sergeant Vusumuzi Mogane faced intense cross-examination on Wednesday. The defence probed the investigator’s version of events, particularly focusing on the movements of the vehicle he was driving while escorting Bongani Ntanzi on June 18, 2020.
The investigators transported Ntanzi to his workplace at the Sibanye-Stillwater mine in Carletonville on that day, seeking confirmation of his presence at work when the football star met his tragic end.
During the cross-examination, the defence honed in on the specific hours Mogane spent circling the Alberton and Germiston areas that evening. Questions arose about the movements of the vehicle and the reasons behind stops, with particular attention given to a petrol station where Ntanzi claimed he was allegedly beaten and suffocated in an attempt to extract a confession related to Meyiwa’s murder.
At one point in the proceedings, Mogane explained, “I tried driving the vehicle a bit, but the wheels were already stiff; they could not move back and forth. That is where you see that I had switched it off for quite some time for it to cool off.”
The defence further highlighted a stop at an industrial park in Krugersdorp at 21:38, where the car halted for 12 minutes. Mogane clarified that he was checking his tires at a Sasol garage during this time.
The cross-examination delved into intricate details, aiming to clarify discrepancies and provide a comprehensive understanding of the events surrounding Senzo Meyiwa’s tragic demise.