Investigation into Senzo Meyiwa’s murder fractured by rivalries, contradictions and anomalies

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Police Minister Bheki Cele. Picture: Gallo Images/Darren Stewart
Police Minister Bheki Cele. Picture: Gallo Images/Darren Stewart


The “crack team” appointed by Police Minister Bheki Cele to investigate the murder of footballer Senzo Meyiwa six years ago is being torn apart by bitter rivalries and back-stabbing, with two of the investigators now accused of kidnapping and assaulting a key witness.

The criminal charges, currently in the hands of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid), also blow wide open the cracks within the team who are reporting directly to Cele.

Support independent journalism
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Already a subscriber? Sign in


Read the digital editions of City Press here.
Read now
Voting Booth
Stage 2 rolling blackouts will be implemented this evening with the possibility of it being escalated due to peak constraints. What is the solution to SA’s electricity crisis?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Subsidise solar
33% - 94 votes
Fire André de Ruyter
5% - 13 votes
Privatise Eskom
51% - 145 votes
Elon Musk ?????
12% - 34 votes