Steven Tau and Sapa
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11 Nov 2014
9:21 am

Security tight at Meyiwa case

Steven Tau and Sapa

Rolls of barbed wire were placed around the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday where the man arrested for the shooting of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa will appear.

Police investigators. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Before Zanokuhle Mbatha’s hearing, police checked all vehicles entering the parking lot. Only vehicles from media houses and police cars were allowed to park near the court.

Journalists were told by a court orderly to wait outside the courtroom until they were told by the National Prosecuting Authority when they could enter the court.

Police kept a heavy presence around the court.

Security officials and police officers are currently busy trying to maintain order as some members of the public are trying to gain entry to the court.

Family members of the suspect Zanokuhle Mbatha are seated in the front row benches.

Magistrate Daniel Thulare has just arrived in court.

Meyiwa, also captain of Orlando Pirates, was killed in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, while visiting his singer and actress girlfriend Kelly Khumalo last month.

Two men allegedly entered the house on Oct 26 and demanded cellphones before shooting Meyiwa and running away.

Mbatha, 25, from Vosloorus, previously made a low-key appearance in court on October 31.