Police to continue search for second Meyiwa suspect

The hunt for Meyiwa’s killers is being coordinated by the police and a team of 10 private investigators.

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

JOHANNESBURG - As the city of Durban prepares to pay their final respects at the funeral for Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain, Senzo Meyiwa, the police have promised to continue their search this weekend for a second suspect wanted for his murder.

Zanokuhle Mbatha made a brief appearance in the Boksburg Magistrates Court yesterday and will apply for legal aid.

Meyiwa was gunned down on Sunday night while visiting his girlfriend's mother's house in Vosloorus.

Police say the suspect was identified by witnesses in a line-up and was then formally arrested.

The 25-year-old is believed to be the dreadlocked suspect in the identikit of two men released this week.

The National Prosecuting Authority's Nathi Mncube says the matter has been postponed.

"The accused will appear again on 11 November and will remain in custody until then."

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.


Thousands are set to pack the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban today to say goodbye to Meyiwa.

Government departments will fly all national flags at half-mast today.

Ministers, current and former football players are set to join thousands of fans to pay their last respects to the slain goalkeeper.

Yesterday thousands braved the rain in the Durban CBD to attend Meyiwa's memorial singing songs and praising him for hours before watching his casket being driven away.

This morning's events are scheduled to get underway at 10 am.

Video: Durban remembers Meyiwa.