Senzo Meyiwa's murder was a hit - Reports

Reports suggest Senzo Meyiwa's father claims his son's murder was a hit carried out by well-known killers.

Bafana Bafana & Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead on 26 October 2014. Picture: Official Orlando Pirates Facebook page.

JOHANNESBURG - Slain Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa's father claims his son's murder was a hit carried out by two well-known killers.

The Sunday Independent is reporting conflicting views as to whether police are making progress to track down the sportsman's killers.

Meyiwa was killed in October last year at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo's mother's home in Vosloorus.

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

The newspaper is reporting that a top Pirates official claims no progress has been made in the investigation despite police painting a different picture.

Police recently visited the late soccer star's father, Samuel and reportedly told him that they are making good progress in tracking down the real gunmen.

Meanwhile, the man who was wrongfully arrested for the crime, Zanokuhle Mbatha, is suing the police ministry for compensation.

Police have allegedly told the Meyiwa family that an arrest is imminent and that it seems his killers were paid for the crime.


Khumalo said during a radio interview in February that her conscience was "very clear" and insisted she had nothing to worry about following the death of her boyfriend.

"People close to me know how much I loved and still love Senzo."

She added that she would never have harmed the slain Pirates captain in any way.

The singer spoke to Sam Cowen on Talk Radio 702 about her life after Meyiwa's death.

She said she hoped police would catch the perpetrators soon because she feared they might be following her around.

Khumalo told Cowen that as a witness in the case, she wasn't allowed to say much about that night because the matter was still on-going.