Meyiwa family concerned over court delays   

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Relatives of the late Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, say they are disappointed that the case of the five men accused of his murder has been postponed yet again.

Meyiwa’s brother, Sifiso, says this is justice delayed considering that it took police six years to track down the suspects.

Meyiwa was gunned down in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg, in October 2014.

The five men appeared briefly in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court, east of Johannesburg, earlier on Friday.

They are facing charges of murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravated circumstances and the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Sifiso Meyiwa is adamant that the truth will come out in the end.

“What happened here in court is that they are delaying justice. I believe in God and I cannot say that God is delaying us. But I think there’s a reason for this delay. There is more info that is going to be given to the police and justice is going to be done even if it takes another year.”

SABC’s Chriselda Lewis interviews private prosecutor Gerrie Nel before court proceedings:


Earlier, the head of AfriForum’s private prosecutions wing advocate Gerrie Nel said he will be disappointed if the mastermind in the case won’t be among the five men who appeared at the court today.

The accused were arrested last month.

Nel says police investigations into the matter have been concluded.

“I had a meeting with the police management, a discussion with the NPA. What I can reveal is that as far as I’m concerned, the police have finalised the investigation. What I can also add is that I know that there are even more of stronger case against whoever the mastermind is, so I will be surprised if the mastermind is not here.”

Documents in Meyiwa case: