Police Minister Bheki Cele says that although he has no time frame, a positive outcome is coming with respect to the killing of South African football star Senzo Meyiwa
“I knew that this question was going to come, that case is going to be resolved,” he said during a question-and-answer session on Newzroom Afrika on Sunday night.
This comes after an anonymous viewer sent in a question via email asking “what is happening with the Senzo Meyiwa case?”
“The issue of this case was that there was a lot of interference with it initially, but I believe we have begun to clear the system, and definitely positive results will be announced on the case.
“I would not put a time frame, but a positive outcome is coming,” Cele said.
Meyiwa was killed during a robbery, nearly six years ago at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s home in October 2014.
Five others were present at the time, News24 earlier reported.
Meyiwa’s distraught father Sam died from a second stroke in July 2019 without seeing justice in the murder of his son.
This is not the first time that Cele has made such promises of progress.
Following the death of Sam Meyiwa, Cele visited the Meyiwa home in Umlazi, Durban, where he told a contingent of journalists outside the home that “there is good progress in the case”.
News24 reported that Cele further told journalists: “What I will do this time is stand by [the fact] that the case will be solved.”
The family of the slain Bafana Bafana star recently turned to lobby group, AfriForum for assistance in their pursuit of justice.
AfriForum called on the National Prosecuting Authority to recommend a formal inquest into the death of football star.
“The formal inquest will give advocate Gerrie Nel and the interested parties the opportunity to test the evidence and cross-examine the witnesses.
“This will assist the magistrate in judging who was responsible for Meyiwa’s death,” CEO Kallie Kriel previously said.
Senzo Meyiwa’s Daughter Was ‘Living in Poverty’
Senzo Meyiwa’s daughter Namhla Meyiwa was ‘living in poverty’ as her donors Red Farm pulled her funding.
This was due to non-availability of funds due to the lockdown, but it is a decision they are planning to overturn.
Now, the 14-year-old’s guardian angel seems to be working overtime as former referee and PSL general manager, Andile “Ace” Ncobo, has come to her rescue.
Ace believes that Senzo’s child should not be reminded of his absence by facing hunger so he will commit to sending her R1 500 until she turns 21.
Speaking to DailySun, Ace said, “Senzo embodied the full spirit of football and was an agent for social cohesion. It’s in the memory of that spirit that his child should never be reminded of his absence by hunger pangs.”
Namhla’s grandmother Ntombifuthi confirmed to the publication that they received the money.