The Senzo Meyiwa murder case has taken yet another dramatic turn with the announcement of yet another postponement. The case had been postponed a couple of times previously. With the recent announcement, many South Africans are beginning to shake their heads in disbelief and anger.
According to multiple reports, the presiding judge Maumela has taken ill and can no longer hear the case. So he would be taking time off from the court, and there is no assurance when exactly he would be back.
Senzo Meyiwa was shot and killed on 26 October 2014 in Vosloorus, Gauteng, in what is alleged to be a robbery gone wrong. Five men, Bongani Ntanzi, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Mthobisi Ncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa and Fisokuhle Ntuli, are standing trial for the murder of the former Bafana Bafana goalie.
During the latest sitting of the court handling the case, acting Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba said he is on the ground because the presiding judge Maumela is ill and therefore unavailable. His availability is determined by his doctor’s verdict.
Given the nature of the case and the importance many attached to it, Ledwaba stated that the case has been postponed until July 17.
On social media, there is palpable frustration over the postponement, but it doesn’t appear that will change anything at the moment.