Kgomotso Modise2 February 2024 | 10:46

No signs of trauma in Senzo Meyiwa murder-accused: State witness

A state witness has testified that Bongani Ntanzi had no signs of trauma, despite claiming he was assaulted by police in 2020.

No signs of trauma in Senzo Meyiwa murder-accused: State witness

Senzo Meyiwa trial. Picture: Kgomotso Modise/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - The dentist who examined one of the accused in the Senzo Meyiwa trial has testified that there was no sign of Bongani Ntanzi ever having a gold tooth.

Dr. Thabang Hlokwa is the state’s last witness to testify in the trial-within-a-trial. He examined Ntanzi in June 2020, days after his arrest.


The court is hearing evidence to determine the admissibility of confession statements signed by two of the accused including Ntanzi.

Five men stand accused of the Bafana Bafana captain’s murder in October 2014 at the home of his girlfriend – singer Kelly Khumalo.

One of the descriptions given by the people who were with Senzo Meyiwa when he was shot was that one of the intruders had a gold tooth.

That prompted police to take Ntanzi for a dental examination days after his arrest, in Tlhabane in the North West.

The state is yet to lead evidence on whether the third accused, alleged gunman Mthobisi Mncube, had a gold tooth in 2014 when Meyiwa was shot.

The trial continues.