The North Gauteng High Court has heard allegations that the late Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa had a se,xual relationship with Zandile Khumalo, the sister of his girlfriend and the mother of his child, Kelly Khumalo.
Advocate Tshepo Timothy Thobane, who represents four of the five men accused of Meyiwa’s 2014 murder, presented the claim during the trial. Thobane suggested that Meyiwa was living with both Kelly and Zandile Khumalo and was involved in se,xual relationships with both sisters. He alleged that Zandile had been brought in to “guard” Senzo while Kelly pursued her music career.
However, Tumelo Madlala, a friend of Meyiwa and a state witness, stated that he did not have knowledge of these allegations. Thobane continued to suggest that Senzo Meyiwa had a sexual relationship with Zandile Khumalo due to Kelly’s extended absences.
Madlala responded by saying, “I cannot agree and I cannot disagree with that because I do know that Senzo loved women.”
Thobane also questioned Madlala about whether he knew that Meyiwa was married, to which Madlala replied affirmatively.
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The judge later objected to Thobane’s line of questioning, stating that the state had allowed the witness to provide character evidence on Meyiwa but that such questions were not permitted.
The trial revolves around the events of October 26, 2014, when Senzo Meyiwa was killed at Kelly Khumalo’s home in Vosloorus. Five men face charges of murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, possession of an unlicensed firearm, and possession of ammunition in connection with the case. All the accused have pleaded not guilty.
The Latest in Tech: September 2023
In a rapidly evolving technological landscape, staying up-to-date with the latest tech news is essential. September 2023 has witnessed significant advancements and intriguing developments across various sectors.
From cutting-edge gadgets to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, this month has been nothing short of remarkable for tech enthusiasts. Let’s dive into the most exciting stories that have dominated the tech headlines.
1. Apple Unveils iPhone 14 Series with Jaw-Dropping Features
Apple, renowned for its innovation, has once again taken the smartphone market by storm. In a grand launch event, the tech giant introduced the iPhone 14 series. The standout feature? An astonishing 200-megapixel camera capable of capturing stunningly detailed images and 8K videos. The improved battery life and processing power make this release a game-changer in the world of mobile technology.
2. Quantum Computing Progresses with IBM’s Quantum Eagle
Quantum computing enthusiasts have a reason to celebrate as IBM announced the development of its most powerful quantum computer to date – Quantum Eagle. With a staggering 4,096 qubits, this supercomputer has the potential to revolutionize fields like cryptography, drug discovery, and weather forecasting, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of computation.
3. Meta’s “Project Aria” Redefines Augmented Reality
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is pioneering augmented reality (AR) technology with its “Project Aria.” This wearable device, akin to a pair of stylish glasses, overlays digital information onto the physical world seamlessly. Users can navigate, communicate, and interact with virtual elements in ways never seen before, ushering in a new era of mixed reality experiences.
4. Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta Launches Worldwide
Tesla continues to push the envelope in autonomous driving. The company has rolled out its Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta to customers worldwide. This advanced software update brings new capabilities, making Tesla vehicles closer to achieving full autonomy. However, it has also sparked discussions around the ethical and regulatory challenges of autonomous vehicles.
5. Breakthroughs in Renewable Energy Storage
The quest for efficient renewable energy storage has gained significant traction. Researchers have developed next-generation batteries that promise longer lifespans, faster charging, and greater energy density. These innovations are critical in the transition towards cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.
6. AI-Powered Healthcare Diagnostics: A Giant Leap Forward
Artificial intelligence continues to transform the healthcare industry. In September 2023, AI-powered diagnostic tools have shown remarkable accuracy in detecting various medical conditions, from cancer to neurological disorders. This technology promises quicker and more precise diagnoses, ultimately improving patient outcomes.
7. SpaceX’s Ambitious Plan to Colonize Mars
SpaceX, under the visionary leadership of Elon Musk, has announced its most audacious plan yet – the colonization of Mars. Musk unveiled the “Mars City,” a concept that envisions a self-sustaining human settlement on the Red Planet. While this endeavor is still in its early stages, it has reignited discussions about humanity’s future beyond Earth.
8. 5G Integration in Everyday Life
5G technology is becoming increasingly integrated into our daily lives. From faster internet speeds to enhanced connectivity for IoT devices, the rollout of 5G networks continues to transform the way we interact with the digital world. The widespread adoption of 5G is driving innovations in various sectors, including healthcare, transportation, and entertainment.
9. Cybersecurity in the Spotlight
As technology evolves, so do the threats it faces. Cybersecurity remains a top concern in September 2023, with an uptick in cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure, businesses, and individuals. This has prompted a renewed focus on bolstering cybersecurity measures and developing innovative solutions to protect digital assets.
10. Gaming Industry Expands with New Consoles and Titles
The gaming industry is showing no signs of slowing down. September saw the release of new gaming consoles with advanced graphics and processing capabilities, as well as a slew of highly anticipated game titles. The convergence of gaming and immersive technologies like virtual reality (VR) is shaping the future of entertainment.
In conclusion, September 2023 has been a month filled with technological marvels and groundbreaking developments across various domains. From Apple’s cutting-edge iPhone 14 series to IBM’s Quantum Eagle and Meta’s AR innovation, the tech world is buzzing with excitement. With advancements in renewable energy, AI-powered healthcare, and space exploration, our future is looking more promising than ever.
However, it’s crucial to remain vigilant in the face of cybersecurity threats and ethical dilemmas posed by emerging technologies. As we move forward, these developments will continue to shape our world and how we interact with it. Stay tuned for more exciting tech news in the months to come!