Hawks roped in to assist SAPS in Senzo Meyiwa murder case

14 March 2016 - 13:48 By Times LIVE

The South African Police Service has acquired the services of the Hawks to assist in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case.

Fifteen months after the former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper and captain was shot and killed at the home of his musician girlfriend Kelly Khumalo in Vosloorus in October 2014, his killers are still at large.

Led by Gauteng Hawks boss Major General Prince Mokotedi, a high-level SAPS-Hawks task team visited the house in Vosloorus, where the late Orlando Pirates captain was murdered, in a bid to uncover possible new leads. He denied taking over investigations from the SAPS.

"Contrary to what some sections of the media have speculated, the Hawks have not taken over the investigations from the SAPS detectives but are working hand and glove with them, bringing in fresh expertise with a sole purpose of getting to the bottom of the matter and bring justice as well closure to those involved in the matter," said Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi in a statement on Sunday afternoon.

"The direction the investigation shall remain the prerogative of the investigating officers but as and when there are new developments in the case the public will be kept abreast.

Mulaudzi confirmed on Monday that everyone who was present on 26 October 2014, when Meyiwa was shot and killed, was present and co-operative during the re-construction of the fatal shooting.