Meyiwas happy with boost to Senzo murder probe

2016-03-15 14:58

Durban – The father of murdered soccer star Senzo Meyiwa on Tuesday said he believed the Hawks would help provide answers about his son’s killing.

Sam Meyiwa told News24 that he learnt through the media that the Hawks visited the home of Meyiwa’s then girlfriend, Afro-pop singer Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus, on Sunday.

The Bafana Bafana captain and goalkeeper was shot and killed in the house on Sunday 26 October 2014. He was 27.

“I am happy to hear that the Hawks went there because it means we are a step closer to solving the case and knowing exactly what happened that night,” Meyiwa said.

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said on Sunday that they were getting involved to help the police, not to take over the investigation.

Meyiwa again asked that Khumalo come forward with information about the murder.

“If she really loved Senzo she would help us by telling us what really happened that night. But instead she is busy on Instagram promoting her album.

“She is a farm girl who got taken by the big city lights. But I have hope that the Hawks will help us get to the bottom of this.”

He said the family was battling to find closure because his son’s killers were still at large.

“We are finding it hard to move on because we are still in the dark about what happened.”

He said in February, police visited the family and told them an arrest was imminent.

“They are always making empty promises of an arrest. The police are coming to see us later today. I will look at them because they always say the same thing.”

Meyiwa said he would not stop talking to the media about the case until police made an arrest.

“Even if they say that I talk too much, I will make sure that we get justice for my son. No one will ever understand the pain of losing a child until it happens to you.

“If I keep quiet nothing happens. I believe that if he was a white prominent sportsman the police would have made an arrest a long time ago. The case would have been solved by now,” he said.  

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