Khoza calls for progress with Meyiwa murder case

It’s been 18 months since the death of the former Bafana captain and his killers haven’t been caught.

Irvin Khoza and Senzo Meyiwa's father, Sam, at briefing to discuss the slain footballer's insurance payout. Picture: Morena Mothupi/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza says he's pleased to have finalised Senzo Meyiwa's life policy payout, but it wasn't his main focus.

Khoza has called on Meyiwa's murder case to be concluded as soon as possible because it has dragged on for too long.

It's been 18 months since the death of the former Bafana captain and his killers haven't been caught.

Khoza says bringing Meyiwa's killers to justice is of greater concern to him than resolving the former player's insurance.

He has urged the relevant authorities to find closure in the matter and put the family and country at ease.

Khoza also says it doesn't make sense why authorities have struggled to find the murderers of such a high-profile person.

Meyiwa's case has been handed over to the Hawks.

Meanwhile, Senzo's father, Sam Meyiwa, says the family is still struggling to deal with the loss of their son.

Meyiwa says the pain has not subsided.

"It's still very difficult accepting that Senzo has died. Even seeing his pictures around the house still hurts, because we wish he was still around, especially since he was hardly home."

R4 million was paid to the Premier Soccer League at the end of last year, and the league distributed the funds between the Meyiwa fund and his former club.

The sole beneficiaries of the payout will be his three children, while the Meyiwa family and the former player's partner, Mandisa Mkhize, will not receive anything.