- Senzo Meyiwa's murder docket has apparently gone missing with its location currently unknown
- This comes despite Police Minister Bheki Cele insisting everything possible is already being done in the investigation
- Cele had slammed AfriForum for joining the efforts to hold the celebrity's murderers accountable
Police Minister Bheki Cele had come to the defence of the authorities probing Senzo Meyiwa's murder recently.
Cele had slammed AfriForum for coming on board, adamant that the lobby group was out to embarrass law enforcement and not to solve the crime.
eNCA reports that the minister seems to have lost track of the murder docket, believing it is with the National Prosecuting Authority.
However, the NPA insists that the file has been sent to the office of the National Police Commissioner instead.
With the matter dragging on for over five years and not one prosecution, the Meyiwa family says it has lost faith in the justice system. This prompted them to approach AfriForum.
Briefly.co.za reported that Cele had defended the role police have played up until now:
"I spoke to the family twice... because my brief was at the edge of people being identified and people being arrested, I will stop there. I believe the document is supposed to be with prosecution, but I'll have to confirm that but I know and I'm satisfied that police have done a good job."
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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