AfriForum wants inquest into Senzo Meyiwa's murder investigation

AfriForum wants inquest into Senzo Meyiwa's murder investigation

- AfriForum has called for an inquest into the death of soccer icon Senzo Meyiwa

- The lobby group has shared their plan to obtain justice in the infamous murder saga

- The Meyiwa family reiterates it is proud to be associated with the group, happy that progress is taking place

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AfriForum is lobbying for an inquest into the death of Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.

The group outlined their game plan for the path to justice in the harrowing murder ordeal, reports eNCA.

Sifiso Meyiwa, the late icon's brother, hopes that the inquest aids in the long search for justice:

"The Meyiwa family is proud to be associated with the organisation and is happy that it is taking the necessary steps to ensure progress in the case."

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

Advocate Gerrie Nel shed some light on the request for a formal inquest, explaining that:

"We heard troubling things from the family. That the police would come to their house to take statements that were very relevant to the case, just to find out none of these statements were noted in the court statements."

AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel said that new witnesses have emerged, including former police officials.

The inquest aims at providing an opportunity to test evidence gathered and probe witnesses in the case.

Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi had applauded AfriForum for taking on the case, while Police Minister Bheki Cele claimed it was simply opportunism.

With the case lagging for years and Senzo's father, Sam Meyiwa, having passed away, citizens were relieved to see the heat turned up in the cold case.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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