In the ongoing trial of the murder of South African football star Senzo Meyiwa, one of the accused, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, has repeatedly stated to the Pretoria High Court that he cannot remember most of the events that occurred after his arrest and questioning.
Sibiya, who is currently on the witness stand, will continue his testimony on Wednesday morning.
Sibiya is testifying against the admission of a confession statement that he signed. He claims that he signed the confession, which was already written because he believed it was necessary to save his own life, as he alleged that the police had assaulted him. Sibiya is one of five individuals accused of the murder of Senzo Meyiwa in 2014.
Throughout his testimony, Sibiya has repeatedly stated, “I don’t remember” and “I don’t know the places the police took me.” These phrases have become his mantra while on the witness stand.
Although he cannot recall the specific questions asked by Colonel Nhanganyelwa Mbotho when he signed the confession at the Diepkloof Police Station, Sibiya asserts that he was not asked about his constitutional rights.
The state prosecutor, Ronnie Sibanda, has accused Sibiya of fabricating a story about being assaulted and having a selective memory. The trial continues as the court seeks to determine the truth behind the events surrounding Senzo Meyiwa’s tragic murder.