Meyiwa died on October 26 2014 when two people entered the house armed with a firearm and knife at about 8pm. They demanded money and cellphones. A scuffle ensued and, according to the indictment, three shots were fired. One bullet struck Meyiwa in the chest.
Khumalo, her mother Ntombi, sister Zandi, Zandi’s boyfriend Longwe Twala and Meyiwa’s friends Mthokozisi Twala and Tumelo Madlala were at the property during the attack. Kelly’s two children — one aged four years and the other, of whom Meyiwa was the father, seven months — were also present.
Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa and Sifisokuhle Nkani Ntuli are charged with premeditated murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, possession of firearms without a licence and possession of ammunition.
They all pleaded not guilty last Friday.