Rolls of barbed wire were placed around the Boksburg Magistrates’ Court today where the man arrested for the shooting of soccer star Senzo Meyiwa will appear.
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 the National Prosecuting Authority said they could enter the court.
Police kept a heavy presence around the 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 October 26 and demanded cellphones before shooting Meyiwa and running away.
Mbatha (25), who is from Vosloorus, previously made a low-key appearance in court on October 31.