Cele on Meyiwa case: AfriForum out to embarrass, not solve crime

Cele on Meyiwa case: AfriForum out to embarrass, not solve crime

- Police Minister Bheki Cele is unimpressed that AfriForum has been roped into Senzo Meyiwa's murder investigation

- Cele is adamant the Meyiwa family was satisfied with the police's work in the matter

-However, Sifiso Meyiwa criticised the National Prosecuting Authority for the lack of progress

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Police Minister Bheki Cele insists that the Meyiwa family is 'very well satisfied with the work of the police' in the investigation into Senzo's 2014 murder.

The Citizen reports that Cele spoke against AfriForum's decision to conduct its own investigation into the unsolved crime.

The minister claims the lobby group is simply out to embarrass the justice system while the police want to solve the crime:

“AfriForum said they were here to embarrass the justice system, not solve the case. To me that was a telling statement. We are not here to embarrass anyone. We are here to solve the matter, and I want to insist the matter will be solved."

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Despite Sifiso Meyiwa's complaint that the NPA had failed to progress in the situation, Cele says he is pleased with the outcome thus far:

“It’s been a long time. By now we should have found the results. I am on a year on the matter. I find it satisfying to me that we are going somewhere. The family said it is very well satisfied with the work of the police."

Briefly.co.za reported that the lobby group had been approached by the family in the hopes of finally gaining closure after years of uncertainty.

AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel commented on why they had opted to get on board and assist the Meyiwa family:

“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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Source: Briefly.co.za

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