Witness testimony confirms that a SIM swap was performed on Senzo Meyiwa's phone shortly after his death in Benmore.



Senzo Meyiwa Tombstone

Vodacom forensic supervisor Pinky Vythilingam confirmed that a SIM swap was done on soccer star Senzo Meyiwa's phone hours after his fatal shooting in October 2014. This evidence aligns with testimony from cellphone data expert Col Lambertus Steyn, who also testified in court that he had flagged a SIM swap on Meyiwas's phone after his death. The SIM swap was successfully done on October 27, 2014, at Cellucity at the Benmore Gardens shopping centre. Vythilingam focused on the transaction conducted using Meyiwa's cellphone number.

Meyiwa was with his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, at her mother Ntombi's home in Vosloorus when two robbers entered, demanding cash and cellphones before Meyiwa was shot in a scuffle with one of the intruders. Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Ncube, Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphisa, and Fisokuhle Nkani Ntuli have pleaded not guilty to murdering Meyiwa. A SIM swap is when one requests another SIM card due to a problem with the original card. The process involves visiting a Vodacom or any retail shop, purchasing a SIM card, and/or calling customer services.

Vythilingam confirmed a SIM swap on Meyiwa's number and said it was done in a retailer by an agent she named in court. There were 63 successful calls made on the swapped SIM card, including those to the customer care service. The trial continues on Wednesday.

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