Mbatha still a person of interest in Meyiwa case

Police say Mbatha might be re-arrested depending on the information which links him to the crime.

FILE: Zamokuhle Mbatha's mother being comforted after his court appearance on 11 November 2014. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police working on the Senzo Meyiwa murder case say they will not apologise to Zamokuhle Mbatha who was arrested and then released due to a lack of evidence.

Charges were provisionally withdrawn against Mbatha this week, but his family is demanding an apology saying he will be victimised by the community.

Meyiwa died during an armed robbery in Vosloorus last month at the family home of his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo.

Head of the investigating team, Vinesh Moonoo says he sees nothing wrong at this stage with how they have handled Mbatha's arrest.

"We still believe from the statements received from the witness that he is involved. So I can't apologise for something that I did not do wrong."

Mbatha is now in KwaZulu-Natal, fearing for his life, and refuses to return to his house in Vosloorus.

A family representative says although Mbatha believes he's innocent, he feels safer inside prison than outside where he can be victimised.

The police say Mbatha might be re-arrested later depending on the information to link him to the crime.