Meyiwa murder suspect released

BY NATALI IVERSON - NOVEMBER 11, 2014

The man suspected to be involved in the killing of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, has been released due to insufficient evidence.

Twenty-five year old Zanokuhle Mbatha appeared in the Boksburg Magistrate’s court on Tuesday morning, where Magistrate, Daniel Thulare, dropped all the charges and ordered Mbatha’s immediate release.

"From the submissions made by prosecutor Getrude Market, the court has accepted that, as of now, there is not sufficient evidence to put Mr Mbatha to trial."

"I note the withdrawal of charges by the State against Mbatha and consequently the court orders the release of Mr Mbatha today," Magistrate Thulare said.

The Pirates captain was shot and killed in a robbery, whilst visiting his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus on the East Rand on the evening of October 26th.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Botshelong Hospital.

Two men allegedly entered the house and demanded cellphones, money and other valuables, before shooting Meyiwa and fleeing the scene.

Mbatha was arrested after he was recognised in an identity parade earlier this month.

Thirteen suspects have been questioned over Meyiwa’s murder so far; however, no one has yet been arrested for the crime.

Police are still offering a R250 000 reward to anyone who has helpful information related to Meyiwa’s killing.

 

Photo Caption: Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain, Senzo Meyiwa, was shot and killed whilst visiting his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus on the East Rand on the evening of October 26th. Photo courtesy of www.nehandaradio.com