GP Hawks head insists the ‘best team’ is on Senzo Meyiwa case

Prince Mokotedi says he’s assembled a team of 14 people and is confident a breakthrough will be made.

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

JOHANNESBURG - The head of the Hawks in Gauteng, has told Eyewitness News he's assembled a team of 14 people, to crack the Senzo Meyiwa murder case and says he is confident a breakthrough will be made.

It's been a year and half since the Bafana Bafana captain and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was shot dead and no arrests have yet been made.

LISTEN: Dr Irvin Khoza says the 50% meant for the club will also go to the family.

Yesterday, the Meyiwa family and Orlando Pirates received his insurance money of R4 million.

Gauteng Hawks head Major General Prince Mokotedi says officers are working to bring Senzo Meyiwa's killers to justice.

He says the Hawks have ruled out all those who were present at the time of the murder as suspects.

"There is no cause for me to follow up on them. Their stories were consistent."

Mokotedi says a team of 14 people are working on the case.

"I am overseeing this particular matter. We really have quite a strong team. We have a team that's dealing with DNA, under Colonel Matlala."


The Hawks say they're in possession of a hat that could lead to a breakthrough in the case and have asked the public to come forward with any information that could help.

Mokotedi says 18 months after the murder, all those present at the time he was shot, have now been ruled out as suspects.

He says the Hawks believe three people are behind the murder.

"We are asking for their assistance to identify the person who was wearing the hat at the time of the incident. It was in the kitchen, they dropped it there. It was in our evidence bag."