Hawks mum on reported imminent arrest in Meyiwa case

The ‘Sunday Independent’ quotes unnamed sources claiming a suspect will be arrested soon.

FILE: The late Bafana Bafana & Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: Official Senzo Meyiwa Facebook page.

JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks are refusing to comment on media reports that the authorities are close to arresting a suspect in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case.

The former Bafana Bafana captain was shot dead in October 2014 when the goalkeeper was visiting his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo at her mother's house in Vosloorus on the East Rand.

Over the past two weeks, the Hawks have taken over the investigation and the Meyiwa family has asked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate the manner in which the police handled the case.

The Sunday Independent quotes unnamed sources close to the investigation, claiming a suspect will be arrested soon.

But Hawks officials are not prepared to make any official statement just yet.

Last week, Meyiwa's family turned to the Public Protector to ask for a probe into the police's alleged "undue delay" in the investigation, a year and a half after the crime.

The Hawks have brought in senior investigators to reconstruct the shooting at the Vosloorus house.

It also confirmed that it re-enacted the shooting.

Khumalo, who was in the house during the shooting, was also present during the reconstruction.