JOHANNESBURG | Today marks exactly the seven years anniversary of the assassination of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, and in the lack of any convictions, many fear that the murderer is still on the loose.
In 2014, while visiting his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo at her mother’s home in Vosloorus, Meyiwa was shot and killed.
It took six years for arrests to be made and five men accused of killing Meyiwa are set to go on trial in April 2022.
AfriForum, a lobbying organisation that has been aiding the family with investigations, insists that the initiator has not been apprehended.
Head of private prosecution, Gerrie Nel said, “If we cannot convince the State to add other people then certainly we should now concentrate on these five people and finalise the trial but I reiterate if we’re dealing with a contract killing, which we believe, and certainly you must have the mastermind charged with all the other suspects just to have success in the matter.”
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Furthermore, he added that he believes that there is a strong enough case and they will certainly proceed with their consultations with the investigating team and hope that they will be briefed on latest developments and then they will have a better idea.
AfriForum maintains that the mastermind behind Senzo Meyiwa’s murder is still out there.
While the issue drags on, the lobbying group has been assisting the family of the slain soccer player with inquiries.
The case was postponed until next April after five people who were charged in connection with the murder appeared in court on Monday.