Developments in Meyiwa murder case

Police say they now have a better understanding of what may have happened on the night Meyiwa was killed.

The late Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain, Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The death of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain, Senzo Meyiwa, has highlighted the spate of crime in South Africa with calls for serious action.

Police are interrogating three suspects in connection with the footballer's murder and if they are positively identified by witnesses in an ID parade, they will be arrested.

Meyiwa was shot dead last Sunday while visiting his girlfriend's mother's house in Vosloorus.

A suspect, 25-year-old Zanokuhle Mbatha, was arrested for the Pirates goalkeeper's murder on Friday.

Mbatha made a brief appearance in the Boksburg Magistrates Court and has applied for legal aid.

It's understood Mbatha is the dreadlocked suspect in the identikit of two suspects released by police earlier this week.

Police say they have questioned 13 people in connection with the murder.

Authorities say they now have a better understanding of what may have happened on the night Meyiwa was killed.

The police say there are indications that more than three people were involved in the murder and robbery.

Information from the public has helped the police apprehend the suspects.

Video: A nation weeps for Meyiwa.

AN EMOTIONAL SEND-OFF

It was an emotional day for tens of thousands of soccer fans who said farewell to the slain footballer at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban yesterday.

Meyiwa's family and the sports fraternity paid tribute to the charismatic footballer.

His funeral was attended by dignitaries including former police commissioner Chief Bheki Cele.

Some football supporters who attended the goalkeeper's funeral held up posters calling for Cele to be reinstated as commissioner.

Cele, who received loud cheers from the crowd as he walked into the stadium, has called on South Africans to take a stand against crime.

"Everyone must stand against crime and say enough is enough."

Meyiwa was buried at the Heroes Acre in Chesterville Cemetery.