Six years to the day to his murder, the South African police has announced the arrest of five suspects in connection with the murder of Senzo Meyiwa.
The former Orlando Pirates and former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper was gunned down in Vosloorus on October 26, 2014 but, despite many supposed leads, nothing came of it as the football fans and the South African public at large grew increasingly frustrated.
However, police minister Bheki Cele announced this morning that they have “a water tight case”.
“I am happy to announce that there has been a breakthrough in the Senzo Meyiwa case,” he announced.
“The first five suspects have been arrested between 8am until 10am this morning in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. These arrests are as a result of much disciplinary intervention approach to these investigations which is working closely with the director of public prosecutions.
“The South African Police Service and the prosecution team are confident that we have a water tight case against all the suspects. At this point we cannot reveal any further information as the investigation is ongoing and more arrests cannot be ruled out.”
Meyiwa was just 27 at the time of his murder, with the world at his feet. At the time he had won seven Bafana caps, along with two Premiership titles, two Nedbank Cups and two MTN8 titles.