JOHANNESBURG - The second man accused of murdering football star Senzo Meyiwa will face tough questions this week in the Pretoria High Court.
Bongani Ntanzi has been testifying against the admission of his confessions as evidence.
Ntanzi signed two confession statements after his arrest in June 2020 but said he was tortured into signing one in an open field and tricked into signing another.
Ntanzi and four others stand accused of the Bafana Bafana captain’s 2014 murder.
On Friday, Ntanzi told the Pretoria High Court that when he appeared before Magistrate Vivienne Cronje, he told her that he had not showered or been able to call his family since his arrest over a week prior.
He said when he signed a proforma, which is an introductory page of a statement, he thought by doing that he would be allowed to shower and make a phone call.
Ntanzi also distanced himself from the man recorded as his lawyer, Dominic Mjiyako, despite him being on record as his legal representative until his second appearance for Meyiwa’s murder.
On Monday morning, the State will begin its cross-examination of Ntanzi.