Hawks helping with Senzo murder case


Murdered South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has made the shortlist for the CAF Player of the Year (Based in Africa) Award.

JOHANNESBURG - Investigators have visited the Vosloorus house in Ekurhuleni where Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was murdered and reconstructed the crime scene, the Hawks said on Monday.

“The team, under the leadership of Gauteng Hawks boss Major General Prince Mokotedi, sought to have first-hand information, reconstructed the scene and interviewed key witnesses in the case,” Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

He said the Hawks were working together with the police, and had not taken over the investigation as it has been reported.

“Contrary to what some sections of the media have speculated, the Hawks have not taken over the investigations from the SAPS [SA Police Service] detectives but are working with them, bringing in fresh expertise with a sole purpose of getting to the bottom of the matter and bringing justice as well as closure to those involved in the matter.”

The Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was shot dead at the house of his girlfriend, singer Kelly Khumalo, in Zamo Section in October 2014.

Khumalo, her mother, her sister Zandi, Zandi’s boyfriend Longwe Twala, Meyiwa’s friends Mthokozisi Twala and Tumelo Madlala, and Khumalo’s four-year-old son were in the house when the shooting took place.

No one has been convicted for the murder despite several arrests by the police. 

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