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'Senzo Meyiwa case not in tatters'

The Police Ministry maintains the investigation into Senzo Meyiwa’s murder is progressing well.

FILE: Police Ministry maintains the investigation into Senzo Meyiwa’s murder is progressing well. Picture: Facebook.com

JOHANNESBURG - National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's office has refuted claims that detectives have bungled the investigation into Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa's murder.

There has been no success in the case for the past three months now despite assurances from top cops last month that they were close to making an arrest.

Meyiwa was shot and killed at the family home of his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo last year in what has been described as a robbery gone wrong.

The police's Solomon Makgale says the investigation is progressing very well.

"We want to assure South Africans that it's not true that the investigation is in tatters. The team that was appointed to investigate is still there."

Makgale says they will provide an update on the case when they have finalised their investigation.

"When we've reached a significant stage in our investigation, for us to brief the nation, we will certainly do so."

Police say they're confident that detectives appointed to deal with the case will make a breakthrough soon.

Last year, police questioned 13 people in connection with the shooting, but they were all later released.

Police arrested a 25-year-old man who they believed was the murderer.

The case was thrown out of court due to a lack of evidence against him.