- The police have slammed a recent article claiming to have insights into Senzo Meyiwa's murder
- In a statement released in response, authorities have clarified some disturbing allegations made
- The investigator accused of being complicit in the alleged cover-up has since been cleared
The South African Police Service has released a statement condemning the allegations put forward in a Sunday Independent article.
Briefly.co.za reported that allegations of a cover-up in Senzo Meyiwa's murder had included claims that the lead investigator was facing charges of defeating the ends of justice after aiding in hiding the true events that transpired.
The statement put forward that the report had missed the mark despite claiming to be based on the murder docket itself:
"The article contains a myriad of assumptions, untruths and innuendos which have the potential of causing unnecessary uncertainties. For starters, Colonel Gininda is heading a team which is relooking at cold cases in terms the South African Police Service Cold Case Intervention Programme as pronounced by the National Commissioner of Police."
Gininda had been reported as having been transferred before facing the charges against him, however, the statement noted:
"Gininda is still the lead investigator of the team which is investigating the murder of Zenzo Meyiwa. He has never been removed or replaced as the investigator of the Senzo Meyiwa matter since he was tasked with this investigation in 2018. "
Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo commented that Gininda has a 'wealth of experience' and had helped take down the infamous mobster Radovan Krejcir.
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