Identikits of Senzo Meyiwa's killers to be released soon

Witnesses spent time with police compiling identikits that could assist with the investigation.

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. Picture:

JOHANNESBURG - No arrests have yet been made in connection with the murder of soccer star Senzo Meyiwa, but identikits are being prepared, and may be released sometime today.

Singer Kelly Khumalo, Meyiwa and at least three other people were in the house at the time two gunmen stormed in, shooting and killing the Orlando Pirates player in what appears to be an altercation, while another waited outside.

Khumalo spent a large amount of time yesterday at the Vosloorus police station giving officers details of the suspects.

Gauteng provincial community police board chairman Andy Mashaile, has challenged the parents of the three men wanted for the murder to hand their sons over to police.

Mashaile says South Africans have a role to play in solving crime, and the parents of the men who killed Meyiwa should do what's right.

"We would like to challenge the parents of the three suspects to take them to the nearest police station."


Back in his hometown in KwaZulu-Natal, family are still in a state of disbelief and are preparing to receive mourners.

Meyiwa's father has also called for his son's killers to be brought to book.

Sam Meyiwa says he wants to talk to them face to face and ask why they killed Senzo.

Sam and his wife are at the family home in Umlazi, where relatives and other mourners have started gathering at the house where emotive sounds of prayer can be heard coming from.

Some of the mourners inside can be heard clapping their hands and pleading with the lord to help take their pain away.

The sadness in the community is palpable and people are reluctant to speak, but pass by in a somber manner as the motive for the killing still remains unclear.

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has pleaded with the country to help track down the men responsible.

"We believe someone, somewhere, somehow knows something, and we appeal to that person to come forward."

Police have offered R250,000 reward to anyone who offers information that will lead to the men's arrests.

It's understood that the suspects made off with just one cellphone.

Acting provincial commissioner Tebello Mosikili says the intelligence unit will help track down that phone.

"We are looking at crime intelligence to help us locate the phone. We will look at cellphone towering to see where this phone ended up."