Five Suspects Arrested For Senzo Meyiwa’s Murder, After Six Years


It seems the might be a great breakthrough in soccer icon Senzo Meyiwa’s murder case, this comes after a team of investigators discovered the firearm that killed him after six long years, says police commissioner General Khehla Sitole.

In November 2014 there was also a age controversy concerning the late soccer star, it was reported that Meyiwa had apparently lied about his real age throughout his professional career. According to his tombstone and the school register, he was born on 24 January 1984, making him thirty years old, and not 27, at the time of his death.

The five suspects were arrested  in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal on Monday morning in connection with the 2014 murder of Meyiwa, which was revealed by police minister Bheki Cele, addressing the same briefing in Pretoria.

General Khehla Sitole reported that some of the suspects were arrested while others were charged in prison.

“What is key is the ballistic evidence relating to the firearm. It is only now that we found the weapon. We have been looking for the weapon for the whole duration of the investigation,” said General Sitole

“With the final tactics applied, we found the weapon and fortunately enough, the weapon is ballistically connected to the crime scene.

He added on “This is not an easy but a very complex case and it required a lot of investigation.”

According to TimesLive, Cele said he would be meeting with the Meyiwa family later on Monday to update them on the case.

It is said that the suspects are expected to appear in the Boksburg magistrate’s court on Tuesday.

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