Three more suspects, including some of the witnesses who were at the house of singer Kelly Khumalo’s mother at the time of the killing of former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa six years ago, are expected to be arrested soon.
Independent Media can exclusively reveal police believe they are “closing the net” on “the mastermind” behind Meyiwa’s murder.
Five men appeared in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday in connection with the slain soccer star’s death at his then girlfriend’s mother’s house at Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni as their families said they were puzzled by the allegations being levelled against the alleged hitmen.
Muzikawukhelelwa Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokosizeni Ziphozonke Maphisa and Sifikuhle Nkani Ntuli have been charged with murder, possession of unlawful ammunition, attempted murder, and robbery with aggravating circumstances.
Their court appearance this week was dramatic when the men, who appeared irritated, initially refused to stand in the dock, saying they had nothing to do with Meyiwa’s death. One person, who is believed to hold the key to unlock the investigation, is expected to be brought in for questioning by investigators in the next few days.
“More suspects implicated might be added on November 27 when the five men accused of killing Senzo appear in court, it will only depend on how soon the investigators move in to verify certain information.
“I can safely say that police are looking into three people, who are potential suspects in this case, to be arrested soon,” a senior official with intimate knowledge of the case, who asked not to be named as he isn’t authorized to speak to the media, said on Saturday.
His sentiments were echoed by National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson, Sipho Ngwema, who said they have asked for further investigation into the Meyiwa case as “the matter is far from complete”.
“The director of public prosecutions issued instructions for further investigations. Further arrests cannot be ruled out,” Ngwema said yesterday.