Khumalo said when he and his friends went out of the house to go and order more of the alcohol they had been drinking, they found Malephane next to Shoba's car outside.
The state is expected to bring in experts who will testify on the cellphone records aimed at proving communication between Shoba and Malephane on June 4.
Shoba's lawyer Adv Norman Makhubela questioned Khumalo on how he had been able to boldly recall and write Shoba's vehicle number plate despite never having seen his car before it visited Malephane's home on the day of Pule's killing.
Khumalo said while he had been curious about Shoba's visit, he did not know why he had managed to remember the number plate of his vehicle in full. “I can't say. I looked at the number plate, I saw the number plate, and I recalled the number plate,” Khumalo said.
Makhubela pointed out in court that Malephane had claimed to have been selling illicit alcohol and cigarettes during lockdown and that Khumalo could not dispute that Shoba had visited Malephane to buy cigarettes.
Khumalo said while he could not dispute this, he had not known Malephane to be trading in alcohol at the time, which is why they had left his house to buy alcohol elsewhere.
He said Malephane's source of income was from stealing cars.
Police expert warrant officer Andries van Tonder is expected to take the stand to give testimony on the cellphone records relating to Pule, Shoba and Malephane on Tuesday.
While Van Tonder had already begun his testimony Monday afternoon, some of the evidence led by prosecutor Faghre Mohammed was challenged by Makhubela, including the confirmation of the scope of the radius of cellphone towers.
This would be used to establish the whereabouts of those who are involved in the case. Makhubela said while the defence would allow the police evidence to be led, it will have to be subject to the confirmation of its legitimacy by network providers
The trial continues.