Senzo Meyiwa, the goalkeeper for the South African national soccer team Bafana Bafana, was assassinated in October of 2014, and more information regarding his death is coming to light.
Yesterday, Senzo’s best buddy and fellow hitman, Tumelo Madlala, disclosed that he is adamant that Bongani Ntanzi was the murderer who was among other hitmen hired to kill Meyiwa.
They have all maintained their innocence and put out their own versions of the story, but none of the four accused have ever admitted culpability or pled guilty.
Tshepo Thobane made these allegations while speaking to the high court in Pretoria on Tuesday. He claimed that there was an assault, a search for an inyanga (a traditional healer), and money being offered to people to take the blame for the killing and to incriminate other accused parties.
Now addressing his issue, Ntanzi has claimed that on the day in question he was in fact in KZN paying lobola for his woman. This statement was made in reference to the crime.
Senzo Meyiwa’s friend is being asked hard questions about the fateful night of 2014
After a break of two months, the trial of five men who are accused of killing Senzo Robert Meyiwa, an iconic goalkeeper for both Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates, has resumed in the High Court in Pretoria. Meyiwa was a member of both teams.
Meyiwa’s close friend Tumelo Madlala, who is the third witness for the State, will be questioned by advocate Zandile Mshololo, who is the legal counsel for the fifth accused individual, today in the morning.
Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Mthobisi Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa, and Sifokuhle Ntuli are the five men who have been charged with murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, possession of an unlicensed firearm, and possession of ammunition. They are also accused of possessing a firearm and ammunition without having a valid license.
The five people who have been accused have all entered not guilty pleas.
A bombshell was dropped by Madlala during the previous sitting of the trial when he told the court that he vividly remembers Ntanzi from the night in October 2014 when Meyiwa was brutally killed. Madlala’s testimony was a game-changer.
According to Madlala, the mere presence of Ntanzi makes him feel “uncomfortable” in the space.
“That individual, the guy who was wearing a blue or green T-shirt. This is the person who Senzo had in his custody. Madlala pointed directly at Ntanzi, who was sitting in the dock among his co-defendants, and said, “That is the man who had his beard cut.” Ntanzi was among the other defendants.
Ntanzi was smiling as Madlala continued to accuse him while he was sitting in the courtroom that was tightly guarded.
The attorneys for the defense raised strong objections when the court attempted to identify the defendant. They made the argument that the witness could not be trusted.
Ntanzi took advantage of the chance provided by the delay, which lasted for two months, to submit an emergency bail application, which was heard by Acting Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba in October.
Ntanzi’s attorney, Timothy Thobane, proposed to the superior court that his client could raise R10,000 for bail and would not miss any court appearances for the high-profile trial. Ntanzi would not miss any court appearances for the trial.
In addition, the court was informed that Ntanzi did not possess a passport and hence would not attempt to flee prosecution. It was also asserted that Ntanzi does not have any prior convictions and that he was working at the time he was arrested for the murder of Meyiwa. This was supported by the fact that Ntanzi was arrested.
However, the chief prosecutor for the state, lawyer George Baloyi, argued against bail, stating that the evidence against Ntanzi was substantial and that there was a possibility that he would flee the country if he were freed on bond.
In addition, Baloyi stated that the court is in possession of records from Ntanzi’s prior place of employment, which demonstrate that he was not present at work on the day that Meyiwa was killed.
He went on to say that Ntanzi has admitted his guilt in two separate admissions, and each of them can be found in the evidence.
In regard to Ntanzi’s petition for release, Ledwaba is holding off on making a decision.
Meyiwa’s friend Madlala identified Ntanzi as one of the violent intruders on the night that Meyiwa was fatally shot in Vosloorus, Gauteng. Ntanzi is accused number 2 in the high-profile murder case. Madlala identified Ntanzi as one of the violent intruders.
Before being arrested for the murder of Meyiwa, 32-year-old Ntanzi did not have a previous record of any kind. In the year 2020, he was captured in the city of Rustenburg, which is where he worked in the mines.
The trial of the five men was originally scheduled to begin in September, but it was postponed until today by the presiding Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela. It is anticipated that the trial would last until December 2nd.
In the house on that particular day were Meyiwa, Kelly and her younger sister, Zandile, their mother Ntombi Khumalo (MaKhumalo), Longwe Twala, Meyiwa’s friends Mthokozisi Thwala and Tumelo Madlala, Kelly’s then four-year-old son, Christian, and Thingo, her daughter with Meyiwa. Also present was Meyiwa’s grandmother, Longwe
Bongani Ntanzi’s biography, age, homicide, nationality, and family
Background on Bongani Ntanzi
Bongani Ntanzi, a man from South Africa, is a wanted murder suspect; in this post, we’ll determine how old he is. But before we go into that, let’s find out what the backstory is. Bongani Ntanzi, a guy from South Africa, is a person of interest in a murder investigation.
Tumelo Madlala testified that he was sober enough to know what had happened, despite his admission that alcohol had been consumed the evening of the event at the residence where famous goalie Senzo Meyiwa was shot to death.
As part of his Thursday hearing in the Pretoria High Court, Madlala detailed what happened after they finished watching a soccer game at Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s house in Vosloorus. The trial and the hearing were both scheduled for the same day.
To what age does Bongani Ntanzi belong?
Bongani Ntanzi’s exact birthday is unclear, although he is currently 34 years old.
The Wealth of Bongani Ntanzi
Since we don’t know what Bongani Ntanzi owns, we can’t put a dollar amount on the concept of his net worth while talking about him.