AfriForum speaks for first time on Senzo Meyiwa's murder case

AfriForum speaks for first time on Senzo Meyiwa's murder case

- AfriForum has announced its decision on handling Senzo Meyiwa's murder case

- This comes after years' worth of no apparent progress in the investigation

- Meyiwa's family had approached the lobby group in sheer desperation to see justice served

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AfriForum has announced that it will investigate the murder of former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa.

Advocate Gerrie Nel will be representing the family in the matter, the lobby group revealed during a media briefing on Tuesday.

Commenting on the situation, CEO Kallie Kriel highlighted the importance of the group's involvement:

"It is important that AfriForum gets involved in cases such as these- it's in the interest of the whole country that the criminal justice system functions properly. AfriForum serves as a counterweight to the failure of the state, and as a civil rights watchdog it is our duty to prevent the criminal justice system from collapsing."

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With no progress since the 2014 murder, the family had reached out to AfriForum in the hopes of obtaining justice, Briefly.co.za reported.

Commenting on the willingness of the lobby group to get on board, brother Siyabonga Meyiwa said that:

"We are proud to be associated with AfriForum, that is willing to fight for the truth. I will not die before this is sorted. I don't fear anyone, I only fear God. We together with AfriForum want to honour Senzo by ensuring that justice is served, and his murderers are brought to book."

The National Prosecuting Authority recently announced that it would be looking into the testimonies of all witnesses present in the home where the murder took place.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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