After nearly a year and after five witnesses testified, Senzo Miiwa’s trial began anew.
Retired judge Ratha Mukuatleheng is now presiding over the trial, after poor health forced the former judge, Tsefiwa Momilaabdicate.
A large banner of the slain football goalkeeper greeted everyone outside Pretoria High Court on Monday morning. It said: “Nine years without justice. Our judicial system fails the victims of crimes. That’s enough.”
Miyiwa was fatally shot during a robbery in Voslorus in October 2014.
Family members did not appear in court on Monday but have been excluded malicella typhoid, who had previously represented some of the five accused, was among those in the public balcony.
Muzikakoliwa Sepia, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthubesi Prince Mankobi, Mthokosene Mavisa, Sifisokohle Nkani Ntoli are facing trial on charges of premeditated murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, possession of firearms without a license and possession of ammunition.