Meyiwa murder probe at ‘advanced stage’

Police had arrested one suspect, who was later released due to a lack of evidence.

South African supporters hold a portrait of murdered Bafana Bafana captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa during the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifying football match South Africa vs Sudan, at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, on 15 November, 2014. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Investigations are at an advanced stage in slain Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa's case, Gauteng police confirmed on Thursday.

The Pirates skipper was shot and killed at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo's mother's Vosloorus home on Gauteng's East Rand on 26 October.

Police had arrested one suspect, who was later released due to a lack of evidence.

Acting head of crime detection Norman Taioe says, "We're following up on all the clues that we have. We're hopeful of a breakthrough very soon."

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Authorities said they'd made some progress in the murder case but the City Press reported that police were investigating those who were with Meyiwa on the night of his death.

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