Cops need bribes to do their job, Senzo Meyiwa's father says

2015-10-26 13:57
Siyabonga Miya, Senzo's cousin, comforts Sam Meyiwa. (The Witness)

Siyabonga Miya, Senzo's cousin, comforts Sam Meyiwa. (The Witness)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban – A year after the death of Senzo Meyiwa, the father of the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper maintains there is a conspiracy against finding his son's killers.  

Speaking to News24 on Monday, Sam Meyiwa said he was fondly remembering his son on the anniversary of his death.

"We are very busy today with family rituals. I have recalled some fond memories of my son and it hurts me that his killers have not yet been found."

Sam Meyiwa said he believed police were taking too long to find his son’s killers.

"It is very frustrating for me and the rest of the family. I don’t know what is happening with police in South Africa. I think over here they need [a] bribe for them to do their job."

Meyiwa's father last week told City Press that the family could not afford to perform the ceremony for the late Bafana captain.

He said that to perform ukubuyisa (bringing back the spirit back to the family home), they needed to slaughter a cow and a goat, but could not afford R10 000 for a cow and R650 for a goat.

"If I don’t do this ritual, my son is not going to rest in peace," an emotional Sam Meyiwa said.

"Life is getting tougher every day. Sometimes we even go to bed with empty stomachs. Our lives have changed for the worse since Senzo has died. My son was a breadwinner. Why did they kill him?" he asked.

Shaheen Suleiman, a private investigator who was hired by the Meyiwa family to investigate his death, said there has been "no progress" with the investigation into the death of the soccer star.

National police spokesperson Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale said police were continuing investigations into the matter "on a daily basis".

"We have spoken to over 100 people, taking statements from each other. We have followed up on this information that has mostly seen police working between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. We have also spoken to those in the soccer fraternity.

"There has also been certain pieces of material evidence from the crime scene that we are running DNA tests on."

Read more on:    senzo meyiwa  |  johannesburg  |  crime

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.