Meyiwa's family requests help of private investigators

A team of 10 private investigators from a KZN-based company will be dispatched to JHB.

Bafana Bafana & Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead on 26 October 2014. Picture: Official Senzo Meyiwa Facebook page.

UMLAZI - A team of 10 private investigators from a KwaZulu-Natal-based company will be dispatched to Johannesburg to probe the death of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa.

The Meyiwa family has revealed it's asked the investigators to conduct their own investigation, saying they want answers about the circumstances surrounding the football star's murder.

The 27-year-old was shot and killed during an alleged robbery at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo's house in Vosloorus on the East Rand on Sunday night.

Police say two suspects entered the house while one waited outside.

Meyiwa was shot during an altercation with the two suspects.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Botshelong Hospital.

Shaheen Suleiman, Chief Executive of Magma Security and Investigation, says they have been involved in several cases that have yielded results.

"We are here to assist the family so they can get closure. We will be joining forces with the police to sort it out."

Suleiman denied that his investigations team will interfere with the police's current work on the case. He added that they will be working hand-in-hand with authorities to get answers behind the goalkeeper's death.

Meanwhile, police earlier released the identikits of two of the men involved in the murder.

No arrests have been made but a R250,000 reward is being offered for any information.

The identikits were compiled after officers interviewed Khumalo and other witnesses who were in the house at the time of the shooting.

The police's Neville Malila said, "Both suspects are between the ages 29 and 30 and both had dreadlocks. They are 1.8 and 1.6 metres tall and one of them had gold upper teeth."

Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Sources close to the investigation say they are hopeful of a breakthrough soon.