FIRST ON EWN: Identikits of Meyiwa's alleged killers released

Senzo Meyiwa was murdered on Sunday night during what appears to be a botched robbery.

Identikit of Senzo Meyiwa's alleged killers. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Identikits of the two men believed to be behind the killing of soccer star Senzo Meyiwa have been released.

The 27-year-old was shot and killed at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo's Vosloorus home on Sunday night.

No arrests have been made but police are offering a R250,000 reward for any information.

The identikits were compiled after officers spoke to Khumalo and other witnesses who were in the house when the incident happened.

The police's Neville Malila says the men are believed to be between the ages of 25 and 29-years-old.

"The description is they both have dread locks, and they are dark brown in complexion and 1.68 meters tall. One of them had gold upper teeth.

In the identikits, the first suspect is described as having a slender build with high cheekbones. He has dreadlocks and gold in his upper teeth.

He was wearing a brown jacket with a woolen collar and a hat with a checked pattern at the time of the murder.

The second suspect has been described as having a medium brown complexion with dreadlocks and a beard and moustache.

He was wearing a black hooded top at the time of the murder.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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

Meyiwa's family say his funeral will be held in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.


Meyiwa's family has started arranging what will be a heartbreaking send-off for the Bafana Bafana captain.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday and a 10,000 seater tent has already been erected at a local sports field.

Family spokesperson Siyabonga Meyiwa says his cousin was living his dream when his life was taken and the country has been robbed of a national asset.

Meanwhile, in Vosloorus a church service is being held on the same street where Meyiwa was killed.

Residents in the area say they are not only are they heartbroken by his murder but they're also deeply concerned about their sense of safety.

Khumalo's house is locked and there's no sign of the BMW X6 she was travelling in yesterday between the house and the local police station.

It's understood that the vehicle belongs to Meyiwa who was visiting her the night he was killed.