Meyiwa family disappointed with police
Police have come under fire by Meyiwa's family and friends after the only suspect was released.
JOHANNESBURG - The father of the late Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa has told Eyewitness News that although he's disappointed with the latest developments around his son's murder case, he's hopeful that police will find his killers.
Meyiwa was shot and killed while visiting his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo in Vosloorus last month in what police have described as a robbery gone horribly wrong.
Yesterday, all charges were withdrawn against Zanokuhle Mbatha after prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to put him on trial.
Sam Meyiwa says while his son's killers remain at large he believes police will make an arrest soon.
"We will wait and see the outcome the case. We have to remain positive that justice will be done."
Meyiwa says although he was surprised that the only man arrested in connection with his sons murder was set free yesterday, the law must still take its course.
Friends of the slain soccer star who attended court proceedings say they're angry that police gave the Meyiwa family false hope.
Police say they're now waiting for the results of forensic tests relating to those who have been questioned in connection with the murder before they can consider any new arrests.
Acting Gauteng Police Commissioner Tebello Mosikili says they've received new information and more arrests could be made.
She says if police collect enough evidence against Mbatha, he could be recharged.
"That doesn't necessarily mean that he's off the hook. I can't say it doesn't prove that he has not committed a crime."
The police have come under fire by family and friends of the soccer star following Mbatha's release.
MIXED REACTION FROM VOSLOORUS RESIDENTS
Some residents in Mbatha's Vosloorus hometown where Meyiwa was murdered, are angry following his release, while others are saying that he should take action against the police.
A resident says Mbatha was wrongly accused and should be compensated.
"I feel the police must compensate him financially because they wasted his time and it wasn't even him."
It's not clear whether Mbatha will now return to the area despite some saying he will not be targeted.