Gauteng High Court Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela has postponed the murder trial of former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.

This follows a decision by two of the accused to change their legal representatives. Advocate Sipho Ramosepele will now take over from advocate TT Thobane for the said accused.

This has forced the court to adjourn on Monday and postponed the case for six months.


“Now because this case had already started proceedings, Mr Ramosepele certainly needs time to familiarize himself with all that has transpired from the beginning of the trial. For that reason, we cannot proceed as we had intended to proceed today,” Maumela told the court.

“Ramosepele will have to be provided with a transcript of all proceeds from the beginning. He will also need time to look into the docket. To familiarize himself with the transcript of all proceedings from the beginning,” he added.

Senzo Meyiwa
Senzo Meyiwa

“For that reason, as I indicated we are not going to proceed. This case was to proceed until the end of next week. That will no longer happen because Mr Ramosepele is also not available next week.


“This case is postponed to the 2nd of May 2023. It is postponed with the understanding that we reconvene and we shall proceed from the 2nd to the 26th of May 2023,” he announced.

A new witness was expected to take the stand on Monday in the trial.

Last week, Meyiwa’s childhood friend Tumelo Madlala left the witness box in tears. This is after enduring three weeks in the witness box. Madlala said that accused number two Bongani Ntanzi is one of the alleged intruders.

He’s also denied protecting anyone in the house. The Meyiwa trial against five men accused of the Bafana Bafana captain’s murder.

It has now taken the State seven months to get through three of its witnesses. It includes two police officers and an eyewitness.


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