Senzo Meyiwa's family: We've been let down by justice system

Next Monday will mark a year since Senzo Meyiwa was shot & killed. No arrests have yet been made.

Senzo Meyiwa’s body being wheeled out of Moses Mabhida to its burial site in Chesterville, KZN. Picture: Marc Lewis/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A week before the anniversary of former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa's death, his father Sam says he feels that police, and the entire justice system have let his family down.

Meyiwa was shot and killed while visiting his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo at her mother's house in Vosloorus on the East Rand.

Witnesses have told police that he was killed during a botched robbery.

Next Monday will mark exactly one year since South Africa lost the late footballer and still no arrests have been made.

Sam says the pain they're going through as a family is unbearable.

"It's heart breaking and extremely painful because nothing is being done."

Meyiwa says the law has let him down and he sometimes feels like conducting his own investigation to find out exactly what happened to his son.

"The police are dragging their feet. So many people were in that house when my son was killed, I can't deal with the stress anymore and sometimes I feel like conducting my own investigations."

About a month after Meyiwa's murder police arrested a man for the crime, but charges against him were withdrawn after prosecutors in court said there was not enough evidence.

Police have then said they were close to making another arrest but that was four months ago.