Senzo Meyiwa ‘knew his killer’

2014-11-30 06:00

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Police probing the murder of Senzo Meyiwa are now investigating those who were with him on the evening he died.

Three detectives, who are directly involved in or close to the investigation, told City Press this week that they suspected that one of the people who were socialising with the Bafana Bafana captain was likely his killer.

City Press has learnt that police now doubt whether there was in fact an armed robbery at the home of Ntombi Khumalo, the mother of Meyiwa’s pop-star girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, where he was visiting with friends the night he was fatally shot.

Initially, the story was that one armed man and an accomplice stormed into the Khumalo home in Vosloorus, on Gauteng’s East Rand, at about 8pm that Sunday evening.

A struggle ensued and one of the robbers fired the gun. A bullet struck Meyiwa in the upper body.

Police from various units – including the Hawks, the tracing unit and organised crime – combed Gauteng, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal for suspects, arresting three men.

Two, arrested in Musina, were released shortly after they were detained.

Zamokuhle Mbatha, a car washer from Khumalo’s neighbourhood, was arrested, appeared in court and had the charges against him withdrawn.

But now the story’s changed significantly.

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