Adv Zandile Mshololo, lawyer for accused number five, declined to make any submissions on Teffo’s request.
Shortly after Maumela’s ruling, the cross-examination of the state’s first witness Sgt Thabo Mosia continued. Teffo presented Mosia with a copy of his statement and asked him to read it for himself before he proceeds with his cross — examination.
As Mosia was about to read it, Maumela adjourned the proceedings to Tuesday.
The trial resumed after its last sitting on April 28 where Teffo was dramatically arrested after failing to appear in court on assault and trespassing charges. Meyiwa was killed at his then girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s home in Vosloorus, on the East Rand, on October 26 2014.
The accused — Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa and Sifisokuhle Nkani Ntuli — face charges of premeditated murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, possession of firearms without a licence and possession of ammunition.
They have pleaded not guilty to all the charges.