Defence objects to admissibility of recorded confession in Senzo Meyiwa murder trial

The presiding judge in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial is expected to make a ruling on the admissibility of a recording of accused number two Bongani Ntanzi’s confession.

The recording was made by magistrate Vivienne Cronje without Ntanzi’s knowledge or consent.

The State argues that the recording is relevant and admissible as evidence in the trial-within-a-trial, which is looking into the admissibility of the confessions made by accused number one Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya and Ntanzi.

The defence argues that the recording is unconstitutional as Ntanzi was not informed of his rights and was not informed that he was being recorded.

The judge’s ruling on the admissibility of the recording could have a significant impact on the outcome of the trial.

Court to rule on admissibility of confession recording

The presiding judge in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial is expected to make a ruling on the admissibility of a recording of accused number two Bongani Ntanzi’s confession.

State seeks to use recorded confession

The State argues that the recording is relevant and admissible as evidence in the trial-within-a-trial.

Defence objects to admissibility of recorded confession

The defence argues that the recording is unconstitutional as Ntanzi was not informed of his rights and was not informed that he was being recorded.

Ruling could have significant impact on outcome of trial

The judge’s ruling on the admissibility of the recording could have a significant impact on the outcome of the trial.

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