Still no arrests in Meyiwa murder

Gauteng police say the investigation has been extended beyond the province.

FILE: A picture made available on 27 October 2014 shows South Africa soccer team captain, Senzo Meyiwa during a club soccer match, in Johannesburg, South Africa on 9 March 2013. Picture: EPA/Barry Aldworth.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police say no arrests have been made in connection with the Senzo Meyiwa murder case and investigations have now been extended beyond the province's borders.

Reports emerged this morning that two men were taken into custody in eastern KwaZulu-Natal but police say this is incorrect.

The hunt for Meyiwa's killers is being coordinated by the police and a team of 10 private investigators hired by the soccer star's family.

Meyiwa was shot and killed at his girlfriend, singer Kelly Khumalo's house on Sunday night in Vosloorus.

Police spokesperson Neville Malila says bits and pieces of information have emerged but no one has been arrested yet.

"I spoke to the investigation team and no arrests were made. The investigation has been extended to outside the boundaries of Gauteng. We've received various bits and pieces of information."

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

Meanwhile, South Africans will pay their last respects to Meyiwa and two other sports personalities who died in the last week with a special joint memorial service planned in Johannesburg.

Soccer, athletics and boxing fans will say farewell to the Orlando Pirates captain, 800 metre track runner Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and professional boxer Phindile Mwelase, all died over the last week.

Mwelase slipped into a coma two weeks ago, after being knocked out during a fight while Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash.

Representatives from all three sports federations, as well as fellow sportsmen are all expected at today's memorial service, which will be the first of its kind for the country.

President Jacob Zuma has sent his condolences to all three families and has called on the nation to mourn the loss to the sports fraternity.

Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula, as well as Gauteng Premier David Makhura are also expected to address the gathering.