Identikits of suspects in Meyiwa killing released

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Johannesburg – National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has released the identikit of two men believed to be behind the killing of Bafana Bafana  captain Senzo Meyiwa.

During a press conference on Tuesday in Johannesburg Phiyega gave the description of the two suspects.

"Police are appealing to anyone who may identify the ID kits of the suspects below to come forward," police spokesperson Neville Malila told Sapaon Tuesday.

They were compiled after police had interviewed witnesses.

The first attacker who entered Meyiwa's girlfriend Kelly Khumalo's home in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, on Sunday night was believed to be aged between 25 and 29.

He was believed to be 1.68m tall, slender, and had dreadlocks to just below his jawline, and a gold upper tooth. At the time of the crime he was wearing a brown jacket with a woollen collar and a hat with a chequered pattern.

The second man, who was standing outside the gate of Khumalo's house, was believed to be about 25, about 1.80m tall and slender. He wore a black hooded top and also had a gold tooth, dreadlocks, a beard, and a moustache.

Meyiwa was shot in his upper body while visiting his girlfriend, Khumalo, in Vosloorus on Sunday night.

One shot was fired inside the house and two more were fired randomly outside.

The attackers used a .38 revolver so no cartridges were left on the scene, police said on Monday.

The attackers demanded cellphones and money.

Phiyega said a multi-disciplinary task team has been established to investigate the murder. The team will be led by the Gauteng deputy provincial commissioner for detective services, Major General Tebello Mosikili.  

“It is alleged that two suspects entered the house and confronted the occupants in the house while a third suspect was outside.  A shot was fired, the goal keeper was hit in the upper body and taken to hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. The three suspects fled on foot and police have launched a manhunt.”

A reward of up R250 000 was being offered for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the killers.

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