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Meyiwa's father slammed for jeopardising case

Sam Meyiwa has criticised the police for not making progress in his son’s murder case.

FILE: Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa poses for a team picture ahead of the African Champions League second leg final between South Africa's Orlando Pirates and Egypt's Al-Ahly in Cairo in November 2013. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The police have criticised late footballer Senzo Meyiwa's father saying he has been jeopardising the case by talking to the media.

The soccer star 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.

Sam Meyiwa has criticised the police for not making progress since but the police have in turn accused him of hindering the case.

He says his son's life insurance policy has not been paid out due to the slow progress.

But the police say joint teams involving the police, Hawks, and Crime Intelligence have been set up in various parts of the country.

National spokesperson Solomon Makgale said, "As and when we give feedback to Senzo's father, he then takes that feedback and gives it to the media. We are now sitting with a situation where one suspect we need to interview has gone underground because he heard from Senzo's father through the interviews he did that the police were looking for him."

MEYIWA'S MURDER WAS A HIT - REPORTS

The slain Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain's father claimed last month that his son's murder was a hit carried out by two well-known killers.

Reports suggested that a top Pirates official claimed no progress was made in the investigation despite police painting a different picture.

Police visited Sam 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.