PRETORIA. – A police officer testified that there were attempts to kill him after he exposed the five men linked to the murder of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.
Constable Sizwe Zungu testified at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria yesterday.
He only submitted his statement on May 31, 2023, as he was fearing for his life.
Zungu said he had suspicions that the accused might be linked to the murder of Meyiwa and raised those concerns in 2018 with Major General Vincent Leshabane, who was his cluster commander at the time.
He said Leshabane promised to look into the allegations, and after some time, he informed him that his suspicions were true.
However, he said Leshabane told him they should not speak about the matter again, saying this was for his own safety.
Sometime in November 2019, he was targeted by the families of accused number one, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, and accused number five, Fisokuhle Ntuli.
According to his testimony, he said the incident happened on November 18, 2019.
“It was early in the morning, and I was going to the shop to get something, and I saw their car parked on the side of the road.
“Inside, I noticed that there was Nkazimulo. He is a relative to accused numbers one and five. A young man from Ntuli’s family was the one who pointed a gun out of the window, but he was slow, and I managed to turn back,” he said.
Zungu said he called Leshabane to inform him of what happened and then went to see him the next day.
He said Leshabane told him that they should drop this because it would put his life in danger. – IOL