Senzo Meyiwa’s Family has had enough of waiting

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JOHANNESBURG – The current location of Senzo Meyiwa’s murder docket is unclear to date. Police Minister Bheki Cele believes the docket is with the National Prosecuting Authority while the NPA said it has been sent to the office of the National Police Commissioner. Despite the lack of progress, Cele says he’s happy with what police have done up to now.

“I spoke to the family twice… because my brief was at the edge of people being identified and people being arrested, I will stop there.

“I believe the document is supposed to be with the prosecution, but I’ll have to confirm that but I know and I’m satisfied that police have done a good job.

It’s just been over five years since the former Bafana Bafana captain was murdered.

AfriForum announcement on Senzo Meyiwa murder

Sam Meyiwa, the father of slain Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, has passed away.

He was in and out of hospital after suffering a stroke last year.

Over the years Meyiwa complained about police’s failure to solve his son’s murder.

The former Bafana Bafana captain was shot and killed in Vosloorus in 2014.

A suspect was arrested but later released after police failed to link him to the murder.

Up to now, no one has been prosecuted.

His frustrated family says it’s lost faith in the justice system.

The family is now being assisted by the lobby group, AfriForum.

The family is claiming there are people within the justice system who are blocking the investigation.

They’re pleading with President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene.

“We want to direct our messages to the President and the Police Minister to intervene in this case,” said Senzo’s brother Sifiso Meyiwa.

National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole says they’ve developed an integrated approach to this case.

“I have personally engaged with the NDPP and we agreed to work together on this particular matter so we are looking forward to giving the family the service they need,” said Sitole.

The family says it will do whatever it takes to ensure Meyiwa’s killers are brought to book.

 

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