The Sunday Independent has revealed that arrests warrants of five alleged hit man who allegedly killed Senzo Meyiwa were obtained on Wednesday.
Senzo Robert Meyiwa born 24 January 1984, was a South African Footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates in the Premier Soccer League. He also played for the South African national team. His life was short lived after he was shot and killed on 26 October 2014 in what was suspected to be a robbery.
The Sunday Independent reported that the suspects who are said to be in jail for other crimes already, are expected to appear in court this week on charges of murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and the contravention of fire arm laws. The Sunday Independent stated that its sources said the main suspect who pulled the trigger that took Meyiwa’s life was arrested in Rustenburg on 16 June, it is said that the suspect was a mine worker in Carletonville, Gauteng. It was reported that he admitted that him and his friends killed Meyiwa to an independent police officer after his arrest.
It is alleged that the suspect told investigators that they were promised R250 000 for the hit and that the suspect confessed that he shot Meyiwa after he tried to hit him with a chair.
The second suspect was said to be arrested on 22 June at Ekurhuleni. He was allegedly found with an unlicensed firearm and the third suspect was arrested in December 2019 in Carletonville.
The Sunday Independent stated that at the centre of the plot is believed to be money that Meyiwa had allegedly promised someone but never fulfilled.
The Sunday Independent mentioned that the NPA spokesperson Sipho Ngwenya could not confirm on Saturday nor deny that Meyiwa’s alleged killers would appear in court before the end of the week . he added that the NPA did not issue or execute warrants of arrests.