- A breakthrough in Senzo Meyiwa's murder case has been reported with the weapon used to kill the soccer icon found
- However, this news has taken years to come to light and citizens aren't sold that the situation is legit
- Many feel that the update is more a PR stunt than a viable lead on what truly happened on that day
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A report has claimed that a major breakthrough has surfaced in the murder investigation into Senzo Meyiwa's death.
The weapon allegedly used to end the soccer icon's life has been found by the authorities with high hopes that a suspect has been nabbed.
However, South African citizens saw Senzo's name trending on social media as they expressed their frustration and outrage over the progress of the investigation.
Over six years have passed since that fateful day in the East Rand and despite the high amount of press the situation received over this time, no truth of the murder has come to light.
Numerous citizens felt that the matter was being used as a political tool or a PR stunt and weren't shy about voicing this opinion.
One user pointed out that elections for local government are fast approaching and this may have fuelled the sudden update:
"A part of me does not trust this story that the police found Senzo Meyiwa's murder weapon. ANC elections are very close and people like Bheki Cele are pulling stunts to appear like they are actually doing the job while in reality there are not. Cele might be conning us."
The nation wants justice for the slain soccer star and his family who had endured the ordeal in the public's eye. The slow pace of the investigation has done little to mend the wounds caused by Meyiwa's death.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the police team probing the murder of Senzo Meyiwa has scored a major breakthrough after finding the weapon used to kill the former Bafana Bafana legend.
A recent report claims that police have identified the man who allegedly fired the shots which would result in Meyiwa's death in October 2014. Meyiwa had died after unknown gunmen intruded on a party in the East Rand at the home of musician and girlfriend Kelly Khumalo.
News24 reports that a senior police official involved in the case explained that the firearm and the identity of the man accused of pulling the trigger were crucial to the investigations and signalled his hope that this would help solve the 'complex' case.
A number of reports meant to update police on the progress of the case revealed that the investigators had found the murder weapon in a safe at the Cleveland Police Station.
The man accused of the murder is currently in Johannesburg Prison serving a 30-year sentence for the 2015 murder of taxi boss Reggie Mohlala with the same firearm.
The arrest of one of the suspects linked to Meyiwa's murder in July saw investigators zoning in on the whereabouts of the firearm, finding that the firearm disposal form was signed off in 2017, set for disposal.
However, unforeseen circumstances luckily saw this effort delayed and the 9mm firearm has now been seized for analysis.
A forensic report issued by the Laboratories, Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management Team confirmed that the firearm 'was 100% positive' as the gun the authorities had been searching for.
Take a look at just a few of the reactions to the situation from social media below:
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