South African Police minister Bheki Cele has announced that five suspects have been arrested in the murder case of former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.
Meyiwa was killed on this day, six years ago in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, but his murder remains unsolved.
During a media briefing on Monday, Minister Cele revealed that there has been a breakthrough in the case.
“I am happy to announce that there has been a breakthrough in the Senzo Meyiwa case,” said Cele.
“The first five suspects have been arrested between 8am until 10am this morning in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal. These arrests are as a result of much disciplinary intervention approach to these investigations which is working closely with the director of public prosecutions.
“The South African Police Service and the prosecution team are confident that we have a water tight case against all the suspects. At this point we cannot reveal any further information as the investigation is ongoing and more arrests cannot be ruled out,” he said.
Cele also explained why the Meyiwa family has not been updated on the latest developments,
“The family has been updated all other times but not this time, expect that the Minister will be speaking to the family at around 18:00 tonight. The problem this time has been too many leaks, so we didn’t want to put further confusion to the family as if we are briefing them on leaks, as if we are part of the leaks as the police.
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By Ofhani Munyai