Senzo Meyiwa case makes progress as police find his murder weapon

There seems to be more progress on the murder case of the slain Orlando Pirates goalie, Senzo Meyiwa who was shot dead at Kelly Khumalo’s home in Vosloorus, while at a party in 2014. Reports say the police have found the murder weapon.

Meyiwa was gunned down by intruders who allegedly broke into the home with the intention of walking away with the resident’s valuables. It was widely reported that the criminals were attempting to shoot Kelly before Senzo took a fatal bullet for his lover.

News24 reported that police have made a breakthrough in former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa’s murder case. “News24 can also reveal that the police have identified the man who allegedly fired the shots that killed Meyiwa in October 2014,” it said.

The team investigating Meyiwa’s case reportedly interviewed a prisoner believed to be linked to the soccer player’s murder, and according to the publication, the man is currently serving a 30-year jail term for the murder of a Johannesburg taxi boss.

It is reported that the weapon was found in a safe at the Cleveland Police Station, and the man who pulled the trigger is currently incarcerated as he is serving a 30-year sentence in the Johannesburg Prison for the murder of taxi boss Reggie Mohlala who was killed with the same gun.

Speaking to Azania on The Azania Mosaka Show on 702 radio, the reporter from News24, Sipho Masondo revealed that the gun that killed Senzo Meyiwa is the same gun that killed the taxi owner three months apart because Senzo died in October and this guy was arrested for the murder of the taxi boss in January. “I don’t know how it ended up in Cleveland. It was not destroyed in 2027 and the cops were able to able to find the gun and we now linked it positively to the murder of Senzo Meyiwa.”- he said.

“We don’t know what the motives were but there is a lot of speculation. He has made a statement to the police and it would appear that he made a confession. In fact, all three people who have been arrested in connection with this matter have made confession statements and there is no contradictory evidence with everything they have said.” – he added.

Sipho Masondo  also said that with the discovery of the firearm and these confessions, the police are much closer to the truth and they know now that those people (who were in house at the time) actually misled the police. “I did speak yesterday to the NPA and they confirmed that they have received the docket from the police at the end of August and they are in the process of making a decision.” – he said.


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