AfriForum to represent Senzo Meyiwa family in bid to solve murder
AfriForum confirmed that Advocate Gerrie Nel would act as the advocate for the family in the investigation.
JOHANNESBURG - Lobby group AfriForum has appointed Advocate Gerrie Nel to lead its investigation into the murder of Senzo Meyiwa.
The former Bafana Bafana captain was murdered in 2014 but no progress had been made in the murder case.
Police have failed to make an arrest, with Police Minister Bheki Cele saying he’d been reassured by the NPA that it was still investigating the case.
AfriForum said that it had met with the Meyiwa family on Monday where they asked the lobby group to investigate Meyiwa's murder.
#SenzoMeyiwa: Adv. Gerrie Nel, Head of AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit, has been appointed as the Meyiwa family’s advocate in the murder investigation into the death of Senzo.— AfriForum (@afriforum) November 5, 2019
#SenzoMeyiwa: "We together with AfriForum want to honour Senzo by ensuring that justice is served, and his murderers are brought to book." says Siyabonga Meyiwa, the brother of Senzo Meyiwa.— AfriForum (@afriforum) November 5, 2019
CEO Kallie Kriel said that the Meyiwa family needed justice and South Africans deserved a criminal justice system that worked.
"If embarrassing the criminal justice system leads to them upping their game and making sure there is justice for people that die, then this will be worth it."
Advocate Nel would be leading the investigation, with Advocate Tiger Mamabolo on his team.
"The family has been through a lot. Five years is not child's play. Let's take our civic duty and do what is right and see that justice is done."
Kriel said they were not taking the case over from the police but would work alongside the investigators on this case.