Gerrie Nel calls for mastermind in Senzo Meyiwa’s murder to be arrested

The prosecution are now treating the incident as a robbery with Nel saying the case must be treated as premeditated murder.

In this file picture dated on November 10, 2013 Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa poses for a team picture ahead of the African Champions League second leg final between South Africa's Orlando Pirates and Egypt's Al-Ahly in Cairo. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - AfriForum prosecutor advocate Gerrie Nel said failure by the police to arrest the main suspect in the murder case of soccer star Senzo Meyiwa is damaging the case.

Five men appeared in the Boksburg Magistrates Court on Friday in connection with Meyiwa’s murder.

The Bafana Bafana captain was shot dead at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo's house.

The court set the trial to begin in October with the pre trail hearing in July.

The case will also be sent to the high court.

Nel said the mastermind still needs to be arrested.

“I’ve had briefings with the police and they feel strongly they have enough evidence to arrest the mastermind.”

There appears to be a conflict of opinion between Nel and the prosecution who are now treating the incident as a robbery with Nel saying the case must be treated as premeditated murder.

“A robbery that went wrong excludes the mastermind and a contract killing.”

At the same time, family members of the accused believed that during the trial the whole truth will come out and the mastermind will be unmasked.

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