Lobby group, AfriForum’s legal head Advocate Gerry Nel, says he is more convinced that the killing of the former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was not a robbery that went wrong, as initially reported, but a contract killing.
Five men, charged with the killing appeared before the Johannesburg High Court this week during which a trial date was set for 11 April 2022.
Meyiwa was killed this month, seven years ago, at his then girlfriend’s home, Kelly Khumalo in Vosloorus.
Nel, who represented the Meyiwa family, was speaking on Motsweding FM Current Affairs Show, where he alleges there are outstanding arrests.
“Yes, of course I know someone, but I will not disclose and prejudice the case further. It is a long view that I held for a while now, that this was not just a robbery that went wrong, but this was a contract killing. Somebody gave the instruction.”
The accused in the case are charged with murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, being in illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
They have denied any involvement in the death of the soccer star.
In October last year, Meyiwa’s family said they were happy that arrests had been secured.
However, the family also called for justice and for the orchestrator of the crime to be brought before the court.
In 2019, Meyiwa’s family approached lobby group AfriForum to pursue a private prosecution of the case.
Advocate Gerrie Nel discussesdevelopments in Senzo Meyiwa murder case: