Meyiwa case: Madonsela asked to investigate police conduct

The Public Protector's spokesperson says the Meyiwa family has asked for a probe.

Sam Meyiwa. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Public Protestor's office has confirmed the family of slain soccer player Senzo Meyiwa has asked it to investigate the police's handling of his murder case.

Meyiwa was shot and killed during an armed robbery in October in 2014.

The late Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper was visiting his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, at her mother's house in Vosloorus on the East Rand at the time of his murder.

The Public Protector's spokesperson, Oupa Segalwe, says the Meyiwa family has asked for a probe.

"They have filed a complaint alleging undue delay on the part of police in Vosloorus."

Segalwe says the Public Protector would not be involved in the actual investigation of the murder.


Earlier this month, the Hawks said they were not taking over the investigation into the murder of Meyiwa.

But it said it's revisited the crime scene and conducted further interviews with the people involved.

The Hawks brought in senior investigators to reconstruct the shooting.

It confirmed that it re-enacted the shooting.

The Hawks also confirmed that everyone who was in the house at the time of the shooting was present for the reconstruction.

This includes Khumalo.