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11 Nov 2014
6:44 am

Meyiwa murder suspect in court today

Zanokuhle Mbatha, the man implicated in the murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, is expected to appear in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

FILE PICTURE: Senzo Meyiwa was shot and killed in Vosloorus in 2014 at the home of his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo. Picture: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

UPDATE: Charges withdrawn against Meyiwa suspect

The National Prosecuting Authority said the proceedings would be around him securing legal aid.

Meyiwa, also captain of Orlando Pirates, was killed in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, while visiting his singer and actress girlfriend Kelly Khumalo last month.

Two people allegedly entered the house and demanded cellphones before shooting Meyiwa and fleeing.

At a media briefing last week, divisional commissioner of detective services Lt-Gen Vinesh Moonoo told reporters that police were confident Mbatha played a part in the crime.

“We are confident he is linked to the crime and he will be charged with murder and robbery,” he said.

Mbatha, who will be making his second appearance, has yet to plead.

– Sapa


READ MORE: Man accused of killing Meyiwa must get lawyer – NPA

The NPA will decide on the way forward in the case of the man accused of killing Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa once he has a lawyer, it said on Monday.

“He must appear in court [on Tuesday], and the reason is for legal aid assistance — it is not for his bail application yet,” National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Nathi Mncube said.

FILE PICTURE: Orlando Pirates players singing and saying goodbye to their captain Senzo Meyiwa at his funeral held at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. Picture: Phumlani Thabethe

FILE PICTURE: Orlando Pirates players singing and saying goodbye to their captain Senzo Meyiwa at his funeral held at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. Picture: Phumlani Thabethe

“It will just be a brief appearance. Then we will find out what happens going forward, once he has an attorney and has consulted with the attorney.”

Gauteng police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini declined to comment on the matter, referring to a media briefing last week where it was said that police would communicate if there was an update. Read more.