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One of alleged hitmen in the Taliep Petersen, pictured, murder trial said yesterday that police made him make four "rehearsal" statements before he made a sworn confession.
Waheed Hassen was in the witness box in the Cape high court for the second day in the trial-within-a-trial in which he is contesting the admissibility of a confession.
He told the court that he was objecting because neither the confession nor a 15-page supplementary statement, nor his pointing out of the murder scene, were the truth.
"From the beginning it wasn't the truth," he said.
He said all the information in the confession came from the police. Likewise, police used photographs to show him the layout of Petersen's home, where the murder took place, before the pointing out.
Hassen said he initially told the police that he was the only hitman involved.
However, when investigators insisted that one person alone could not have carried out the killing, he decided to implicate his friend and co-accused Jefferson Snyders. - Sapa