Meyiwa murder case: Phalane to step in

The acting National Police Commissioner has vowed to solve the case and bring closure for the families.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Investigations into the murder of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa have taken a more serious approach, with reports that the acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phalane is assisting investigators.

The Sunday Independent is reporting that Phalane has asked for the dossier so that he can engage with the investigators.

The 27-year-old player was killed at his girlfriend's mother's home in Vosloorus just over a year ago.

The investigation into Meyiwa's murder is now receiving high priority with acting top cop Phalane requesting to meet with the investigating team to give guidance on how to solve the crime.

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Sunday Independent is reporting that Phalane asked for the docket, with police saying it's part of Phalane's management style.

Phalane has vowed to solve the case and bring closure for the families.

Earlier this year, Meyiwa's father, Sam, criticised police for not making progress.

This month the premier soccer league confirmed that Meyiwa's multimillion-rand insurance polic y had been paid out.