Mandy Wiener | Senzo Meyiwa case spectacle exposes public's lack of confidence in law enforcement

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
The accused in the Senzo Meyiwa case in court on Monday.
The accused in the Senzo Meyiwa case in court on Monday.
Chanté Schatz, News24

The police cannot afford to bungle the Senzo Meyiwa case, but already there are concerning signs, writes Mandy Wiener.

When Police Minister Bheki Cele called a press conference on Monday to "update the nation" on developments in the Senzo Meyiwa murder investigation, it was to score a public relations victory. Conveniently Monday happened to be the sixth anniversary of the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper's death. After weeks of media leaks and speculation, the timing seemed a little too perfect.

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. You can cancel any time.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Children between 12 and 17 can now be vaccinated against Covid-19. As a parent I am:
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Relieved, it's been a long wait to this point
49% - 388 votes
A bit hesitant, and will wait to see how it goes
20% - 158 votes
Completely against my child getting the shot
31% - 244 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
14.41
+0.0%
Rand - Pound
19.93
-0.1%
Rand - Euro
16.80
-0.1%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.83
-0.3%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.1%
Gold
1,786.04
+0.2%
Silver
24.43
+0.5%
Palladium
2,087.30
+0.8%
Platinum
1,062.85
+1.0%
Brent Crude
85.82
+0.9%
Top 40
60,348
0.0%
All Share
66,895
0.0%
Resource 10
63,203
0.0%
Industrial 25
85,486
0.0%
Financial 15
14,008
0.0%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE