Thobane said accused number two intends making a formal bail application before the trial resumes in September.
During the start of the proceedings, Maumela raised concerns about how the defence presented themselves in court during the previous court sitting in July.
'“On the day this matter was postponed, Adv Teffo was alone and he withdrew. There was no pre-warning that Mr Thobane will not be around. In withdrawing, Mr Teffo said nothing about Mr Thobane. As the instructing attorney, I imagined that I will hear from Mr Thobane what the way forward is,’’ said Maumela.
Thobane apologised to the court for not being present in court on the day Teffo withdrew.
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 illegal possession of ammunition.
They have pleaded not guilty to all the charges.