Advocate Zandile Mshololo, who represents the fifth accused in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case, told the North Gauteng high court that she seeks information on the individuals named in the indictment from the second docket. 

“The reason why I am seeking clarity regarding a final decision under CAS docket 375/01/2019 is because when we come back in the main trial, my lord, I want to know that the status of on people mentioned in the exhibit C my Lord,” said Mshololo. 

She added: “Whether they will come to testify as suspects witness or as an accused witness whichever way the Director of Public Prosecution directs the status. Exhibit D is before this court, and we need to deal with it. The name of those witnesses whose status needs to be clarified by the DPP South Gauteng appears on page five of exhibits C.” 

According to the unsigned indictment, Longwe Twala, Kelly Khumalo, Gladness Khumalo, Zandi Khumalo, Tumelo Madlala, Mthokozisi Twala, and Maggie Phiri were to be charged with murder and defeating the end of justice.

 Earlier this week, Director of Public Prosecution ,Andrew Chauke, said his office “did not make any decision or otherwise regarding CAS 375/1/2019. 

Chauke said the unsigned indictments and the memorandum from the second docket “don’t have any status as such was an internal opinion from a junior State advocate which was without merits.”

Advocate Malesela Teffo, a representative of four of the five men, was given until June 23 to submit a head of arguments in the application challenging the jurisdiction of the trial, while Mshololo and State prosecutor, Advocate George Baloyi, were given until June 30 to file responding papers. The court will hear the arguments on July 12. The trial is expected to resume on September 5.