Police deny Limpopo arrest rumours in Meyiwa case

By admin
31 October 2014

Police on Friday denied reports that a suspect in Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa's murder was arrested at Beit Bridge on the border with Zimbabwe.

"The rumours that someone was arrested at Beit Bridge are untrue," Brigadier Neville Malila said. No arrests had been made and no questioning had taken place. "Investigations are continuing," he said.

'Police sources told City Press that the suspect is being escorted to Polokwane'

City Press online reported that a "suspect in the murder of Bafana Bafana captain and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has been arrested at the Beit Bridge border post that links Limpopo to Zimbabwe, City Press has learnt".

"Details are sketchy, but police sources involved in the arrest have confirmed it and told City Press that the suspect is being escorted to Polokwane.

"From there, he will probably be transferred to Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, where Meyiwa was shot dead on Sunday night at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo's home," the report said.

Limpopo police spokeswoman Colonel Ronel Otto also denied the reports.

"It's not true. There were no arrests."

Meyiwa, who was also the Orlando Pirates captain, was shot dead while visiting Khumalo on Sunday night.

The attackers apparently demanded cellphones and money. One cellphone was stolen. The men then fled the scene on foot.


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