LATEST On Senzo Meyiwa’s Case: Police Uncover Suspects In Murder Case And The Firearm Used To Murder Senzo. Police found Senzo Meyiwa’s murder weapon
Nearly six years after he was murdered in cold blood, the South African Police Service (SAPS) has reportedly made a massive breakthrough in unmasking his killer after it emerged the weapon used to commit the crime, has been found.
The then Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was killed by unknown men in Vosloorus, at the house of musician Kelly Khumalo on the 26th of October 2014.
Police are still to give South Africans answers on who killed the late goalkeeper and his father Sam died on the 29th of July 2019, with those responsible for his son’s death still to be brought to book.
Gone but not forgotten 😢 R.I.P Senzo Meyiwa 🙏🙏. pic.twitter.com/K22D3r6FYp
— Boromo Mokoena (@Boromo_M) October 13, 2020
According to a publication across the Limpopo News24 however, police have made a massive breakthrough after finding the weapon allegedly used to murder Senzo Meyiwa
Senzo Meyiwa’s case seems to be making some progress at long last. News24 reports that a senior police official involved in the case explained that the firearm and the identity of the man accused of pulling the trigger, were crucial to the investigations and signalled his hope that this would help solve the ‘complex’ case. A number of reports meant to update police on the progress of the case revealed that the investigators had found the murder weapon in a safe at the Cleveland Police Station.
The man accused of the murder is currently in Johannesburg Prison serving a 30-year sentence for the 2015 murder of taxi boss Reggie Mohlala with the same firearm. The arrest of one of the suspects linked to Meyiwa’s murder in July saw investigators zoning in on the whereabouts of the firearm, finding that the firearm disposal form was signed off in 2017, set for disposal. However, unforeseen circumstances luckily saw this effort delayed and the 9mm firearm has now been seized for analysis.
The publication also reported that police have also identified the man who fired the shots on that fateful night, which is one of the darkest episodes in the history of South African sport.