Evidence weak, murder-accused’s lawyer says

2012-07-19 09:01


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Cape Town - Only 15 minutes after he was murdered, a Cape Town student’s SIM card was inserted into the cellphone of one of the accused.

But lawyers for the accused - Zukisani Songwaku and Simphiwe Ngoma - said in court that all the evidence against their clients was circumstantial and no proof of murder, reported the Cape Argus.

UCT student Dominic Giddy was stabbed to death on 13 February 2010 as he walked to his Observatory home with two friends. They were attacked by three armed men and robbed.

A third man was acquitted of all charges against him two weeks ago as the judge found there was insufficient evidence linking him to the crime.

Lawyers arguing for the remaining two accused said that anything could’ve happened that night and all possibilities couldn’t be ruled out.

They also said that Giddy’s phone could have got lost anywhere and that there was no direct evidence linking the accused to the crime.

The prosecutor pointed out that Ngoma called his girlfriend on the night of the murder, proving that he was not with her as he claimed in his alibi - but his lawyer said anyone else could have made the call on the phone, which was allegedly charging at home.

The court was expected to give judgement on Thursday.  

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