South Africa

Judge disputes claims Senzo Meyiwa was left to die

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Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng is presiding over the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Picture: Gallo Images/Phill Magakoe

The presiding judge in the trial of the five men accused of murdering former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa has disputed claims by the defence the soccer star was left to die.

Defence lawyer for accused number five, Advocate Zandile Mshololo, questioned state witness Khaya Ngcatshe on Wednesday about the presence of the Khumalo sisters – Kelly Khumalo and her sister, Zandile Gumede – at Meyiwa’s side after he was shot.