Police ‘about to arrest’ Meyiwa murder suspect

The late Senzo Meyiwa (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Police said last week they had made a breakthrough in the case.

Police said they would soon arrest a suspect who was present in the Vosloorus house where the late Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was killed in 2014.

This is according to Sunday Independent, who report a police officer who cannot be named told the paper a suspect had been identified after the reconstruction of the crime scene two weeks ago and the thorough analysis of the initial statements of the witnesses who were at the house on the night Meyiwa of the shooting.

Police said a last week they had made a breakthrough in the case.

Meyiwa was shot in an alleged armed robbery gone wrong at around 8pm in the home of Kelly Khumalo’s mother house in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg on October 26, 2014.

He was shot in the back during a scuffle, allegedly with the robbers.

A reward of R250 000 was offered to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest and conviction. The following week, police released 3D identikits of two suspects who are believed to be involved in the shooting as well as questioned a number of people in connection with the case.

On October 30, a man was arrested after he was reportedly identified by a witness during an identity parade. On November 11, the charges against the suspect were provisionally withdrawn due to lack of evidence. He was in custody for two weeks. Upon release he fled Vosloorus opting for KwaZulu- Natal as he feared persecution by the public.

It has been reported that he has since returned. During a media briefing in December, police said they were still investigating and were hoping to make an arrest soon.

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