Five suspects arrested in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in Meyiwa murder case

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Five suspects arrested in connection with the murder of former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa are expected to appear on Tuesday in the Boksburg Magistrate Court, east of Johannesburg.

They were all arrested this morning in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Police Minister Bheki Cele and National Commissioner Khehla Sitole, briefed the media in Pretoria on breakthroughs made in the case.

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“One of which is that one of the arrested suspects was identified as the trigger man after being ballistically linked to the crime. Today marks six years since Meyiwa was shot and killed in Ekhuruleni, at the home of his singer-girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo. Cele also says the investigations are continuing and more arrests may follow”.

“These arrests are a result of a multidisciplinary integrated approach to this investigation which is working closely with the director of public prosecutions. The SAPS and the prosecution team are confident that we have a watertight case against all five suspects”.

National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole has confirmed that the murder weapon used in the fatal shooting of Senzo Meyiwa, has been found. Five suspects were arrested early this morning in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Today marks six years since Meyiwa was shot and killed in Ekurhuleni, at the home of his singer girlfriend – Kelly Khumalo. Addressing the media in Pretoria earlier, Sitole said one of the five suspects is believed to be the person who pulled the trigger.

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“One of them is the key suspect suspected of having pulled the trigger in the Meyiwa case. This particular process is backed up by forensic evidence. Connecting such suspects to the scene as well as the weapon suspected to be used. It is only that we found the weapon it is ballistically connected to the crime scene”.

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