The State Prosecutor in the Senzo Meyiwa trial, Advocate George Baloyi, has told the Pretoria High Court that in a widely circulated video footage, accused number five is seen making a gesture similar to releasing a trigger.
A video clip of Fisokuhle Ntuli has emerged on social media where he looks to be making some hand gestures and facial expressions towards witness Constable Skhumbuzo Zungu.
Zungu’s testimony on Thursday implicated the five suspects in the death of Senzo Meyiwa in 2014.
“As it pleases, my lord, from the clip, it can be seen that it is a gesture of a pulling of a trigger. To me, my lord, that is very serious,” said Baloyi.
“He says he was just speaking,” responded Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng.
“Yes. At this stage, my lord, we just request the court to bring it to the attention of all the accused that interfering with any witnesses might amount to contempt of court. And that they should desist from such,” answered George.
Ntuli has denied threatening Zungu in any way. During the hearings, Mokgoatlheng ordered Ntuli to stand and explain his motions.
“I can’t even remember what it is I was talking about. The person that is being referred to by my lord is seated here, and the prosecutor is obscuring my view.”
“My question is very simple, I am asking what you were intending to convey, if at all. I am not talking about whether you have seen the witness or what. I am looking at that clip, and I can see you’re making facial gestures and expressions,” questioned Mokgoatlheng.
“I don’t remember what we were talking about but there is a lot that we are talking about,” responded Ntuli.