Years later and still no arrests made in the Mandla/Senzo cases

Years later and still no arrests made in the Mandla/Senzo cases

Years after the murders of actor, Mandla Hlatshwayo, and soccer star, Senzo Meyiwa, the police are no closer to solving their cases. Fans of the men have mostly given up hope of ever finding closure.

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Late actor, Mandla Hlatshwayo, died in 2017 while trying to save women who were being mugged outside a pub in Soweto.

The attackers turned their attention on Mandla, and it cost him his life. He died a hero.

Senzo Meyiwa was murdered in his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo's home in 2014. The two were dating at the time.

And now, years later, neither of these high-profile cases have been solved. Many fans of the men are losing hope that justice will ever prevail.

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Mandla was stabbed to death but the police have no idea who the attackers were on that fateful night. Four suspects were arrested but they were released quickly because of lack of evidence, according to ZAlebs.

His family is still waiting for justice. Mandla's brother, Lucky Hlatswayo, said the family feels they'll never find closure while the killers are out there, as reported on by the Daily Sun.

“Many people say time heals, but in our case, we feel it doesn’t. We’ll never find closure knowing his killers are roaming the streets.”

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Late Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Senzo Mayiwa, was fatally shot in 2014 during a robbery gone wrong.

His killers have never been found and his girlfriend at the time, Kelly Khumalo, has been having a hard time since. People even accuse her of being involved in Senzo's death, which she denies.

TimesLIVE reported that Kelly is disappointed that no suspects have been arrested, and she's certain she'd be able to recognise them.

"Senzo was loved. It doesn't make sense to me. I would know those men anywhere. The two that I saw, I would know them if I saw them." gathered that Bheki Cele, SA's Minister of Police, has promised that Senzo's killers would be tracked down by Easter 2019, but so far there's been no good news.

When cases of slain celebs aren't solved, South Africans are left to wonder if the cases of 'ordinary people' will suffer the same lack of justice.

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