- Police Minister Bheki Cele will be addressing South Africa on the progress made in Senzo Meyiwa's murder investigation
- This comes after a number of breakthroughs were reported in the case in recent days
- The nation has lamented the delays in the murder investigation, which has been dragging for six years
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Police Minister Bheki Cele is set to update South Africans on the progress made in former Bafana Bafana icon Senzo Meyiwa's murder on Monday afternoon.
The soccer star was fatally shot at the home of girlfriend and celeb Kelly Khumalo in Ekurhuleni and police are understood to have made a breakthrough in the investigation.
This high-profile case has seen citizens drawing their own conclusions as to what happened on that fateful day and the fact that the case hasn't made much progress hasn't helped the situation.
A Sunday Independent report claimed that five alleged hitmen have been issued with arrest warrants. The report claimed that the suspects are already in prison for other crimes committed and are expected to appear in court this week.
The report detailed how the head hitman had confessed his crime, claiming that they had been promised R250 000 to carry out the murder. A person Meyiwa had promised money to is reportedly at the centre of this plot and responsible for hiring the hitmen.
IOL reports that National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Sipho Ngwema opted not to confirm or deny the report that Meyiwa's killers would be appearing in court at last:
“The NPA neither issues nor executes warrants. Further, we can only arrange for the appearance of accused persons once there are suspects that have been arrested, charged and need to appear before court."
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 that resulted in Meyiwa's death in October 2014.
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 investigation 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.
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