The person suspected of pulling the trigger of the gun that killed Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa six years ago has been arrested along with four other suspects, The Citizen reported on Monday
The breakthrough in the six-year investigation was announced by Police Minister Bheki Cele on Monday afternoon, after five suspects were arrested earlier in the day. The arrests took place between 8am and 10am Monday morning in Gauteng and Kwa Zulu-Natal.
According to Cele, who blamed the media for delays in the murder case, police will also be considering opening cases of defeating the ends of justice against those suspected of leaking various aspects of the investigation over the years.
Meyiwa was shot in front of his girlfriend, musician Kelly Khumalo at her Vosloorus home in 2014, opening up a frenzy of speculation about the circumstances surrounding the alleged robbery, which some believed had more to it.
Police Commissioner General Khehla Sithole said more suspects were expected to be arrested soon.
“Of the five suspects that the minister has just outlined, one of them is the key suspect for having pulled the trigger in the Senzo Meyiwa case,” said Sithole, adding that the arrest was backed up by forensic evidence connecting the suspect to the scene as well as the weapon believed to have been used.
Senzo Meyiwa, the late Orlando Pirates goalkeeper (Pic; TimesLIVE)