Police confident of arrest in Meyiwa case

Neville Malila says authorities have received an overwhelming amount of info from the public.

President Jacob Zuma (L) poses with South Africa soccer team captain, Senzo Meyiwa during a visit to the national team at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, 15 January 2013. Picture: EPA/Barry Aldworth.

JOHANNESURG - Gauteng police say they're confident they'll make a breakthrough in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case, especially if members of the public continue to assist them with information.

The identikits of two suspects involved in the Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain's murder were released yesterday, triggering a major response from the public.

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

Video: Meyiwa family gives Khumalo cold shoulder.

Two people were questioned by police yesterday after the identikits were made public.

But brigadier Neville Malila says they are not linked to Meyiwa's murder.

He said authorities have received an overwhelming amount of information from the public.

"We've received a lot of information through social media and we are following all of it."

Police have offered a R250,000 reward for information which may lead police to these men.

Meyiwa will be buried on Saturday in his hometown of Umlazi.

The service is set to take place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

He led Bafana Bafana in their last four matches in the African Nations Cup qualifiers without conceding a goal and played on Saturday when his club Orlando Pirates advanced to the semi-finals of the South African League Cup.


Ajax Cape Town coach and former Orlando Pirates coach, Roger de Sa, has revealed the depth of his distress, following Meyiwa's murder.

De Sa was the one who discovered the goalkeeper and gave him his big break when he was still coaching Orlando Pirates. He says Meyiwa's murder is a great personal loss and a loss to the beautiful game.

The Ajax coach reminisced about getting to know the charismatic footballer, about his unflagging commitment to improve his skills, and his wry outlook on life.