- Senzo Meyiwa's family doesn't believe that the men arrested for his murder are truly responsible
- The family has now announced that they plan to assist one of the men arrested for the crime
- Meyiwa's brother, Sfiso, claims that the family has always been unconvinced that the suspects were guilty
Senzo Meyiwa's family believe that the men arrested for the death of the soccer icon are innocent and are going as far as to assist one of the suspects.
The Bafana Bafana captain's brother Sfiso Meyiwa says that the family has always said the men charged for the murder are innocent.
Sinqobile Maphisa, the sister of one of the suspects, claims that her brother is innocent and is facing alleged torture in prison.
Sfiso commented on these claims during an interview with the Daily News, promising that they were set to make 'heads roll':
“There is substantial evidence on the second docket of a defeating the ends of justice."
Sinqobile wrote that police are roaming the streets in her neighbourhood attempting to bribe people in exchange for testimony in court:
“Unbeknown to the police some of the people they approached are friends with my brother and they alerted me. What is it that these police are trying to hide, what about all those that were inside the house when Senzo was killed. If police have evidence like they claim then why does the case keep getting postponed, what more do they need to gather if they have said they have all the evidence."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that 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.
The ins and outs of the Senzo Meyiwa murder probe 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.
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