The trial date for the five men accused of killing former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, has been set for  11 April 2022 in the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge, Gauteng.

The accused are charged with murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, being in illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

They’ve denied any involvement in the death of the soccer star.

Meyiwa was gunned down at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s home in Vosloorus in an alleged botched robbery in 2014.

Mastermind is still free

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.

During a media briefing in October last year, AfriForum alleged that Meyiwa’s murder was an assassination and not a robbery gone wrong.

Head of AfriForum’s private prosecutions wing Advocate Gerrie Nel said although they were happy with the arrests, they were disappointed that the police did not inform the nation that Meyiwa’s killing was a hit and that an alleged mastermind is still free.

In conversation with Advocate Gerrie Nel on developments in Senzo Meyiwa murder case