he police team investigating the case of slain Bafana Bafana goalie Senzo Meyiwa has scored a breakthrough after finding the firearm that was allegedly used to kill Meyiwa!
News24 has revealed that the police have identified the man who allegedly fired the shots which killed Senzo Meyiwa in October 2014.
Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by unknown gunmen in what was described as a botched robbery in Vosloorus on the East Rand at the home of an ex-girlfriend and musician Kelly Khumalo.
However, TimesLIVE reports that the Meyiwa family says they have not received any information from the police regarding the reported discovery of a firearm that was allegedly used to kill Senzo Meyiwa.
According to News24, the man (allegedly killed Senzo) is currently serving a 30-year jail term for the murder of a Johannesburg taxi boss.
National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana told TimesLIVE a decision was yet to be made on whether to prosecute or not.
“Yes, I can confirm that the dockets in the Senzo Meyiwa case were received by the end of August 2020 and the NPA is currently finalizing the decision,” Mahanjana said.
Senzo’s brother Sifiso told the publication that despite receiving regular updates from the police, they were not aware of the reported developments in the case.
“They [police] last updated us a week ago but I can’t get into the details of it because they said it might jeopardize the case. They have never mentioned anything about a gun being found,” said Sifiso – speaking to TimesLIVE.
Senzo was shot dead in the presence of his then-girlfriend Kelly Khumalo, her mother Ntombi, sister Zandie, Zandie’s boyfriend Longwe Twala, Mthokozisi Twala, including Tumelo Madlala, and their son who was four-years-old at the time.
Earlier this year Senzo’s widow Mandisa has released ‘666_9’, a tell-all book about her relationship with the late football player, in this ‘666_9’ she details how Senzo was warned about getting into a relationship with singer Kelly Khumalo.
According to the Sunday Sun in the new book, the former Orlando Pirates goalie’s widow Mandisa says those who warned him about the singer include a sangoma (traditional healer) and his friend Mthoko Twala.