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Three questioned on Meyiwa’s murder

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Three people were being questioned in connection with the murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, Gauteng police said on Saturday.

“Investigators are in the process of interrogating the three suspects who will be placed on an ID [identity] parade later. If any evidence is found to link them to the crime, they will be charged,” Brigadier Neville Malila said.

He said 13 people in total had been questioned in connection with the killing of the Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates keeper.

Divisional commissioner of detective services Lt-Gen Vinesh Moonoo said a pattern was beginning to emerge as investigations continued.

“We are in a much better position now and have an improved understanding of what could have transpired on the day of the murder. We continue to follow many leads that we have received and indications at this stage is that they may have been more than three people involved,” he said.

“We remain very pleased with the progress we are making and the overwhelming support from members of the public. There is no doubt that there is still a lot of work to be done to finalise the investigation and ensure that we can link all the suspects to the murder.”

Moonoo said investigations were at a very sensitive stage.

“We are not able to give minute details about all developments in the investigation and will give an update during a media briefing on Monday,” he said.

Meyiwa was shot dead on Sunday evening in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni while visiting his girlfriend, singer and actress Kelly Khumalo. Two men allegedly entered the house demanding cellphones and shot him before fleeing.

A man appeared in court on Friday in connection with his murder. Police said he was identified in an identity parade.

The 25-year-old Vosloorus resident, Zenokuhle Mbatha, was arrested and charged on the basis of the positive identification, Malila said at the time.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said Mbatha would appear in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court again on November 11 where he was expected to apply for legal aid.

Meyiwa was laid to rest at the Heroes Acre cemetery in Chesterville, KwaZulu-Natal, on Saturday. SAPA


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