lain former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa’s family still wants answers for his murder. They have now turned to civil rights organisation, AfriForum for help.
And the organisation has appointed Gerrie Nel as the family’s advocate.
Senzo Meyiwa’s brother, Siyabonga Meyiwa says that he wants policemen that will serve the nation in a Godly manner.
“I heard that the police have said people who were inside have lied. Why are they saying that now? I want the minister to release those two faithful investigators, to tell the truth, that they have completed the investigation,” says Siyabonga.
“It’s important that AfriForum gets involved in cases such as these – it’s in the interest of the whole country that the criminal justice system functions properly. AfriForum serves as a counterweight to the failure of the state, and as a civil rights watchdog it is our duty to prevent the criminal justice system from collapsing, says Kallie Kriel, CEO of the lobby group.
Kallie says that on Monday they had a meeting with Senzo Meyiwa’s family and they are glad that they were able to join the press conference.
Senzo’s brother Siyabonga Meyiwa says that their family approached AfriForum for assistance in solving the murder of their beloved brother.
“The Meyiwa family approached AfriForum for assistance in solving the murder of our beloved brother Senzo Meyiwa. We, together with AfriForum, want to honour Senzo by ensuring that justice is served, and his murderers are brought to book,” says Siyabonga.
He says that the Meyiwa family is proud to be associated with an organisation that is bold enough to stand with them in the fight for justice in Senzo’s case.
“We are therefore calling on all reasonable South Africans of all races to stand with us and oppose this injustice,” says Siyabonga.
Senzo Meyiwa was killed in a robbery five years ago and the family says it will do whatever it takes to ensure Meyiwa’s killers are brought to book.
On October 27, 2014, the South African Police Services confirmed that the incident happened around 20:00 (CAT), Zamo Section in Vosloorus.
SAPS also offered a reward of up to R150 000 for any information that can lead to arrest but since then no one is behind bars for Senzo Meyiwa’s death.
He was fatally shot in the presence of his girlfriend, singer Kelly Khumalo.
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