Even though Police Minister Bheki Cele has recently claimed that they have an unquestionable case against the five accused of killing former Bafana Bafana player Senzo Meyiwa, his brother has yet to be apprehended.
AfriForum’s private prosecution unit, Advocate Gerrie Nel at a media briefing that occurred on Monday afternoon said, they have not addressed the mastermind behind the assassination. He added that this must be the most important aspect in the matter and they will, as far as they can, assist the South African Police Service and other role players to make sure it happens.
IOL reported that the five suspects were arrested on Monday morning for the Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, murder exactly six years ago and that Nel said the police agreed that Meyiwa wasn’t killed in a robbery. Nel explained that they have been briefed to say it was not a robbery gone wrong. He added that it was an assassination and that the one outstanding aspect left to be dealt with, was addressing the mastermind.
Sifiso who is Meyiwa’s brother, who also attended the briefing, said that he is shocked by what he is hearing but he would like to thank the SAPS and AfriForum on behalf of his family for the progress in the case. He added that although they are grateful for the arrests made, they remain anxious that the mastermind was not arrested and that they remain hopeful that more arrests will follow.
Various reports reported last week that the firearm used in the shooting of Meyiwa was found at the Cleveland police station. Longwe Twala, son of music mogul Chicco Twala, was also alleged by Meyiwa’s family to have pulled the trigger after an alleged argument with his then girlfriend, Zandi Khumalo.