Man wrongfully arrested for Meyiwa murder continues civil claim
Zamokuhle Mbatha is in the midst of a civil claim against the police & NDPP for wrongful arrest.
JOHANNESBURG - The man who was arrested for allegedly killing Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa says he's still traumatised by the ordeal and will continue with a civil claim against the police and the National Director of Public Prosecutions for wrongful arrest.
Meyiwa was shot and killed while visiting his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo at her mother's house in Vosloorus on the East Rand.
A different looking Zamokuhle Mbatha emerged from the gates of his home in Vosloorus, not far from where Meyiwa was last seen alive.
He's cut off his dreadlocks, which were a part of what made police arrest him after identity kits of a man with the same hairstyle were released a few days after the murder.
Mbatha spent 14 days behind bars, until prosecutors admitted that there was not enough evidence to pursue the charges against him.
He spoke to the media, but refused to go in front of the camera - or be put on record.
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Mbatha's attorney Mxolisi Ndwandwe says the civil claim continues.
Mbatha has been back in Johannesburg for about four months now, after going back home to KwaZulu-Natal for fear of being victimised.
He says his neighbours have been welcoming.