Senzo Meyiwa murder: We arrested the right man - Police

Zanokuhle Mbatha was arrested last week and police say more arrests are inevitable.

FILE: Crime scene investigators outside the Vosloorus house where Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was killed. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Divisional Commissioner of the Police Detective Service, Vinesh Moonoo, says they are confident the 25-year-old man who was arrested last week for Senzo Meyiwa's murder is the right man.

Zanokuhle Mbatha was arrested last Thursday after being positively identified by witnesses during an identity parade.

He appeared in the Boksburg Magistrates Court on Friday, and remains in custody until his appearance next week.

"From the investigation so far, we are sure that the person we have charged is one of the suspects in the incident," said Moonoo.

He says more arrests are inevitable.


Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba says the national side is now faced with the challenge of closing the gap left by Meyiwa.

The coach says it's still difficult to put into words how much of a loss Meyiwa's untimely passing is for South African soccer.

Mashaba says the national team also has a responsibility to uphold Meyiwa's legacy.

In a heartfelt message, Mashaba asked fans to keep Meyiwa spirit alive through their continued support.

"It's unfortunate what has happened. It was beyond our control so we say to them, they must stay focused, stay put, and cheer the team as they did when the late Senzo was with us."

Today, Mashaba is expected to announce the squad which will play Sudan in the upcoming African Cup of Nations qualifiers.