Not enough evidence for an arrest in Senzo Meyiwa case

The Hawks say the murder case is taking longer than expected because there aren't any strong leads.

South African supporters hold a portrait of murdered Bafana Bafana captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa during the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifying football match South Africa vs Sudan, at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, on 15 November, 2014. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks say the Senzo Meyiwa murder case is taking longer than expected to crack because there's not enough evidence for an arrest at this stage.

It has been 18 months since the Bafana Bafana captain was gunned down while visiting his girlfriend in Vosloorus.

Gauteng Hawks Head Major General Prince Mokotedi says they've questioned nearly 60 people so far in connection with Meyiwa's murder.

"At the moment I won't talk of an arrest. I'd say we're still questioning people."

He says apart from a hat that was left on the crime scene, there aren't any strong leads yet.

"It is taking far too long, primarily because we don't have sufficient physical evidence, except for the hat and the DNA. We are not able to identify the people who came in there."

However, Mokotedi says they are on the right track and are confident of a breakthrough soon.