Senzo Meyiwa family lament ‘claims meant to derail the investigation’

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The family of slain soccer star Senzo Meyiwa has expressed frustration at what they term “claims” meant to derail the investigations into his death.

The family says they have yet to be informed by police of a breakthrough in the case. According to a report by News24 the police team investigating the murder have now identified a new suspect and have found the firearm that was allegedly used to kill the former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper.

Meyiwa was shot and killed at a party on the East Rand in 2014 at the home of musician Kelly Khumalo who was his girlfriend.

Reports also suggest that a prisoner who may be linked to Meyiwa’s murder is currently in jail for the murder of a taxi boss and the gun used in both murders was found at the Cleveland Police Station.

Meyiwa’s uncle, Siyabonga says the only people who know what really happened are those that were in the house at the time of the murder.

“As far as we understand, someone that killed Senzo … the people in the house must know and as far as we are aware it’s not someone from outside. We’ve been getting these stories every time that some imminent arrest is going to take place where people are creating some side shows to maybe distract (investigators) from the real event and the real culprits being arrested (sic). The people inside the house know exactly what happened and they actually know the truth and as far as we are concerned, the truth will come out and the others are just in our view, side shows created primarily to distract the investigations. The people that we suspected were gonna be arrested still remain at large.”