The Senzo Meyiwa murder trial has been postponed for another month due to the illness of the presiding Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela. The trial was set to resume on Monday, 12 June at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. This is after an adjournment last month.

Proceedings on Monday were delayed by an hour before Gauteng Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba addressed the court.


“The reason why I am appearing today is because my colleague, Judge Maumela, is not available due to ill health. He may not be available for a long time subject to what his medical doctors may say,” revealed Ledwaba. He also told the court that they were making alternative arrangements.

Senzo Meyiwa murder trial postponed after judge Tshifhiwa Maumela falls ill
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“However, because of the importance of this matter and the publicity that it is getting from the media, we have made arrangements that this matter should proceed in the third term so that it can be finalised as soon as possible.”


Proceedings will now resume on 17 July 2023. The trial has now been in court for two years. Singer Zandile Khumalo was scheduled to continue testifying.

Khumalo, who was in the house the night the former Orlando Pirates keeper was shot and killed, was expected to continue details of what exactly happened the night he was shot. She told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that she could not, among the five accused in court, see the alleged first intruder who entered the house with a gun.

Khumalo pointed out accused No. 2, Bongani Ntanzi, as the alleged taller intruder. She testified that he came behind the alleged first intruder who had a gun.