Police minister Mbalula says investigation into Orlando Pirates goalkepper Senzo Meyiwa’s murder still ongoing


Zodidi Mhlana

More than three years after Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa was gunned down, police minister Fikile Mbalula has said that investigation into his murder was still continuing.

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Mbalula said that he was given an update on the murder case during a recent meeting he had with the Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole.

“Due to heightened public interest on the matter, especially on social media in the week, Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula met with the National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole in Cape Town to receive a progress report on the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the murder of Meyiwa on October 26, 2014 in Gauteng province,” Police spokesperson, Vuyo Mhaga said.

Mhaga said that Police Commissioner informed the minister that more investigators had been added into the team that is in charge of Meyiwa’s case.

“General Sitole reported to the Minister that the investigating team has been augmented with the addition of more expert investigators from SAPS Detectives Services. The detectives will also offer a fresh eye on the investigation with the assistance of the main investigating team. The Minister will soon unveil a Cold Case Strategy as part of the SAPS Turn Around Vision 2018 introduced by General Sitole. The Cold Case Strategy will focus on cases that remain unsolved and the Meyiwa case is one of those that are getting this attention including many others on trio-crimes, gender based violence and other high value crimes,” Mhaga said.

Mbalula’s remarks came after it was claimed on social media that Chicco Twala’s son Longwe Twala was the one who killed Meyiwa.

Meyiwa was shot and killed during a robbery at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s home in Vosloorus on the East Rand in October 2014.

But, Longwe has denied that he was behind the killing. There were claims that Longwe used his father’s gun to execute the murder, but this has been refuted.

Speaking on Metro FM recently, Longwe said that Meyiwa got into a fight with two armed robbers who were demanding money and cell phones from Khumalo.

Meyiwa’s father, Samuel Meyiwa said that he did not believe that his son died during a robbery.