Meyiwa shot while moving towards door - cops

2014-10-27 16:08

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot as he moved towards the door of the house where attackers had entered, police said on Monday.

"The deceased, when he was shot, had moved towards the door when the shot was fired," Gauteng detective unit head Major General Norman Taioe told reporters in Johannesburg.

"He was not protecting any specific person at that moment. Another person was struggling with the attacker at the door."

Earlier there had been reports that Meyiwa had protected his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo from being shot by the robbers.

The two men entered Khumalo's home in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, on Sunday night as Meyiwa and his friends were leaving, he said.

"Senzo and his friends were leaving the house when the two [attackers] entered the house. One of the attackers bumped into the first friend and a scuffle ensued."

The attackers demanded cellphones and money, Taioe said.

He said rumours that the crime was a hit on Meyiwa were untrue.

"We do not have evidence which suggests that this was a contract killing or a hit on Mr Meyiwa.

"There was no gun aimed specifically at him."

He said there were seven people inside the house at the time of the crime.

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.

The attackers were urged to turn themselves in and their parents were challenged to turn their sons in.

"Police are not in every house, the community must assist the police," national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said.

She had set up a multi-disciplinary task team made up of forensic, crime intelligence, and visible policing members to handle the case. An armed robbery and murder case was opened.

No arrests had been made.

A reward of up R250 000 was being offered, she said.

No preferential treatment was given to the case regarding the reward. Rewards had also been offered in two child murder cases in Reiger Park and two others in Diepsloot, she said.

"What we normally look at is the complexity of the matter."

She said this crime had happened at night where visibility of the perpetrators was a problem.

"It's important for us to resolve [cases] such as this one that have a global appeal. It is important to speed up the investigation... but we deal with a lot of rewards on a daily basis," she said.

  • Roy Greffius Jnr Makwaba - 2014-10-27 16:14

    already!!!!! dfrnt versions??? why these pple cnt respect the dead??? we need Jesus...RIP Senzo

      Gunnar Foshaugen - 2014-10-28 11:27 admits that it knows so very little of what there is to know, be careful who you call stupid. The theories that much science is built upon demands FAITH that they are correct...which they often are not and must be discarded and new theory suggested.Therefore science pretends to know what it really does not (built on faith)...whos the sucker now? Can I now say "to stupid to understand religion? Try science"? I for one respect science, but not the blowhards who have made it their one and only religion and attack christianity at every corner regardless of what the topic of discussion is. That is called hatred...not a good word for either science or religion hey? WP groete.

  • Kgadima Petrus Lekalakala - 2014-10-27 16:20

    We lost a soldier,RIP

      Claudio Winzell Tlale - 2014-10-28 09:06

      @Mafavuke. Senzo was simply a man and all men make mistakes nobody goes to the grave without taking his sins with and you surely have alot to too dont come here and judge a deceased when you have not turn the mirror to yourself as well.

  • Egler Bare - 2014-10-27 16:25

    My 2 cents opinion. Men pliz stick to your wives and kids. These nyatsis are going to be the reason for yo deaths one way or another. If he was home with his wife and kids he would be alive today. RIP Senzo

      Sbonelo Biyela - 2014-10-28 09:30

      we I've seen innocent, loyal and hardworking man being killed so the wife's can enrich themselves.

  • Mackson Mabala - 2014-10-27 16:27

    the trespassers must be prosecuted,there is some thing wrong with the death of number one keeper.this people are not jst robbers bt it was a trap.pls saps must arrest that stupid thugs.

  • Sabelo Mziba - 2014-10-27 16:30

    Senzo R.I.P mfana we'll always remember you.But its only god knows the truth.

  • Makgarasane Leonard - 2014-10-27 16:38

    the killers must be arrested and sentenced big time.

  • Saltana James - 2014-10-27 16:43

    Some comments here are so heartless even worse than the guy who pulled the trigger on Senzo, what has gone wrong with our humanity?

      Ndivhuwo Masindi - 2014-10-27 17:06

      ubuntu , and is it ubuntu to cheat in your wife

  • Kevin Davis - 2014-10-27 16:46

    Where was Oscar????

  • Lelo Nelo - 2014-10-27 17:12

    Now these are people who deserve jail, not Oscar.

      Kalibanache - 2014-10-28 17:01

      Lelo, Aeko brains hmm?

  • Asithandile Asi Matshotyana - 2014-10-27 17:13

    Those thugs who killed meyiwa must rot in jail

  • sthembize.zulu - 2014-10-27 17:27

    'There was no gun aimed specifically at him.' I reckon it's a case of culpable homicide then.

  • Pelelwa Tafeni - 2014-10-27 17:38

    Cumon South Africa now what exactly is happenin why r these monsters killing our heros who must inspire our children. I dont think thez any country that kills their celebrities like this 4saken country of ours.

  • tsomakae.dire - 2014-10-27 17:38

    Senzo was just a great man and a great player. What a sad day.

  • Christopher Onalenna - 2014-10-27 17:38

    @ christopher kenosi RIP meyiwa only god knw how nd why dis happened we wil nid u on the derby

  • Ludumo Salman - 2014-10-27 18:27

    CPF members in Vosloorus should be called upon and adressed .Sector forums can contribute towards the arrest of these animals...I forsee. Community arrest here#

  • Calvin Makgoka - 2014-10-27 18:32

    i honestly dont care more. it happens everyday in SA, pity the less privileged victims'plight is irrelevant.

  • Mmatholo Gloria - 2014-10-27 18:38

    May the perpetrators b brought to book n taught a lesson.I dont think they r first time offenders.Its so bad

  • Lwando Barayi - 2014-10-27 18:44

    It's hard to say this was not a hit. 1.There were 7 people in the house and he is the only one who was murdered, not even the friend who had a scuffle was injured. 2.He was shot while approaching the door but they only took a cellphone that was being charged. Where in the house was this cellphone? 3. The thugs used a .38 revolver that doesn't leave catridges. The might be no evidence but the signs cannot be ignored.

  • Bennica-Rose Molebatsi - 2014-10-27 18:55

    Guns in South Africa is a no no, PERIOD!!

      Rylan Smith - 2014-10-27 20:39

      Take away the guns, some people are just criminal from birth, crime is in their DNA

  • Jones Phu-t Lekgoara - 2014-10-27 18:57

    The mistake most people make is trying to be Chuck Norris, when a tsotsi is in your house don't fight with them just give them what they want, in doing so u r saving ur life and ur loved ones.

  • Rudolf Jahn - 2014-10-27 19:05

    Are the police going to say that the guys who shot him is "alledged" murderers?

  • Dumisani Thamaga - 2014-10-27 19:19

    We lost a bafana bafana fully committed player,eish.

  • Thabo Moleba - 2014-10-27 20:03

    RIP Senzo,you will be missed deeply

  • Xolani Japi Maduna - 2014-10-27 20:05

    Pity truth will bond to be known soner than they expexted

  • Renegade - 2014-10-27 22:11

    RIP condolences another life taken

  • mark.krivoshik - 2014-10-27 23:50

    The man is dead! A robber fired a gun. The intent is to kill regardless who it was pointed at! True justice would be served if the trial were moved to Florida or Texas in the USA. Then the killers, since the accomplice is just as culpable, would likely be executed.

  • Mark Githinji - 2014-10-28 00:49


  • Maryke Scheepers - 2014-10-28 07:12

    Could we get the same anger and uproar when a farmer and his family have been attacked, tortured and killed please? They seem to be the ones providing us with food!

      Lwando Barayi - 2014-10-28 07:59

      You forgot to mention that we pay for the food they provide us with.

  • Maryke Scheepers - 2014-10-28 08:47

    LWANDO if they didn't grow it we would end up like Zim, importing and dirt poor! Our country is not a rich country as it is(look at all the homeless) even though our politicians think this is the richest country in the world, they can just steal!

  • Sonnyboy Mathebula - 2014-10-28 09:20

    two different story which one is the right one!!!!

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