- It's been five years since Senzo Meyiwa's untimely death and AfriForum wants answers
- The lobby group has given Police Minister Bheki Cele a month to wrap things up
- This comes after investigators revealed they needed another year to conclude their probe
AfriForum has demanded answers on the progress made into Senzo Meyiwa's murder investigation.
Briefly.co.za reported that the lobby group had been approached by the soccer icon's brother in a desperate bid to speed up the lagging investigation.
Now, AfriFourm has told Police Minister Bheki Cele to wrap up the investigation in a month or hand it over to new investigators.
News24 reports that the current team has asked for nearly a year more in order to finish their probe into the controversial matter.
The group's private prosecutor Gerrie Nel and his team recently met with the SAPS but weren't satisfied, according to a source:
“But they refused to reveal details regarding the status of their investigation saying it could compromise their work. But [they said they] will do so at the right time. They also wanted Afriforum’s investigation unit to share with the police what it had uncovered."
City Press claims to have seen a letter from Nel to the police minister to complain about the lack of progress:
“We find it unacceptable that Brigadier Perumal boldly presents his investigation plan as a further one-year extension five years after Meyiwa was killed at a house while visiting his girlfriend in Vosloorus which, despite the National Director of Public Prosecution's [Shamila Batohi] expectations, will only result in the handover of the docket to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) before Christmas this year."
Minister Bheki Cele responded to the scathing criticism levied against his department:
“While we have taken note of the criticism in some quarters around the duration of bringing this case to a close, we as the SAPS remain resolute in our work and will not allow external distractions to get in the way of bringing closure to the Meyiwa family."
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