The five accused are Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa and Sifisokuhle Nkani Ntuli. They are charged with premeditated murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, possession of firearms without a licence and possession of ammunition.
On Monday, Sgt Thabo Mosia, who has 16 years’ experience in the police service with 14 years’ experience in the criminal record centre in Springs, was called as the first witness.
Mosia created a sketch plan and took photos of the crime scene shortly after the murder, and revisited the scene with another officer the following day.
Going through the sketch plan and pictures, he indicated the kitchen door was marked as the point of entry.
He said a bullet jacket was found, explaining this is a bullet fragment.
A grey, brown and white cap and a silver-grey walking stick were found a few metres away from each other on the kitchen floor.
The five men accused of Meyiwa’s murder have pleaded not guilty.