Meyiwa's killing was robbery that went wrong - Moonoo

2014-11-03 15:39
Senzo Meyiwa (File: AP)

Senzo Meyiwa (File: AP)

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Johannesburg - Head of detective services Vinesh Moonoo said that police maintained that the shooting of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was a robbery that had gone horribly wrong, he said in a press conference.

Moonoo said: “The information we have on hand shows that this was a robbery gone terribly wrong.”

He was addressing the media in Johannesburg on the ongoing investigation into the death of Meyiwa.

Moonoo said it was the last time he would address the media on the incident and would only give feedback on progress when it happened.

Meyiwa was shot during an alleged house robbery in Vosloorus on Sunday 26 October, while visiting his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo.

A suspect was arrested last week and has appeared in the in Boksburg Magistrate Court on charges of murder and robbery.

Moonoo said during the press conference that the man in custody did not match the identikit released by police. “It was very disturbing that pictures of people published as the suspects [when they weren't], violates their rights,” he said.

Vosloorus resident, Zenokuhle Mbatha, 25, appeared in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Friday in connection with the crime. Police said he was pointed out in an identity parade.

The National Prosecuting Authority said Mbatha was expected to apply for legal aid at his next appearance on 11 November.

He said that those arrested at Beit Bridge were questioned and could not be linked to the crime. “We are confident that there were two people on the scene.”

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