The family of slain Bafana Bafana star Senzo Meyiwa, who was killed in a robbery five years ago, has approached lobby group AfriForum for help in their pursuit of justice.
"We want to know why the NPA (National Prosecuting Authority) can't prosecute the case, or else AfriForum will take over," Meyiwa's brother, Sifiso, said.
"I have contacted AfriForum and they are willing to assist. They are not playing. People will be arrested…"
Lobby group AfriForum on Friday confirmed it was "more than willing" to help with prosecution in the murder case of slain Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.
This comes after Meyiwa's family held a briefing on Friday morning to provide an update on the investigation.
Meyiwa was murdered at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s Vosloorus home in October 2014 during an alleged botched robbery. He was shot in the back.
Sam Meyiwa, the former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain’s father, died almost five years later with his son’s killers still unknown.
Meyiwa's brother Sifiso and cousin Siyabonga, addressing reporters, questioned the lack of progress in bringing the star's killers to book, laying the blame squarely at the National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) door.
"The problem we see now, there's no problem with the SAPS (SA Police Service), SAPS has done everything. The problem is with the NPA.
"NPA is the one giving us problems. We want to direct our briefing to the president and the minister of police to intervene and find out why the NPA can't prosecute this case or else AfriForum will take over."
Sifiso confirmed he'd gotten in touch with AfriForum, who said they were willing to assist.
This was echoed by AfriForum's Kallie Kriel, who confirmed in a tweet that the organisation is "more than willing to help" prosecute his killers.
— Kallie Kriel (@kalliekriel) October 25, 2019
Three months ago, Sunday World reported that police will soon carry out arrests of individuals implicated in the murder of Senzo Mayiwa. Among those are reportedly three celebrities and one top cop.
The publication said its sources in the justice and security cluster have already instructed the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to authorise the warrants of arrest of the suspects.
There was a lot of speculation that one of the people to get arrested would be Kelly Khumalo, who according to reports, was the last person to talk to and to see Senzo alive. Kelly Khumalo, a prominent musician, was Senzo's side chick, and they have a child together, despite the fact that Senzo was a married man.
Kelly Khumalo, who was previously romantically involved with another celebrity, Jub Jub, who then got jailed at the height of their love affair, broke up with him and quickly replaced Jub jub with Senzo.
After the Sunday World's article, Kelly, a mother of two, released a statement in which she lambasted those who continue to accuse her of Meyiwa's murder.
Khumalo said she does not understand why she's "an easy target" for bullies, and said she will fight to ensure that she does not go down for a crime she did not commit.
Meanwhile, Police Minister Bheki Cele said his department will place extra effort in resolving the Senzo Meyiwa murder case.
Cele said he met with Justice Minister Ronald Lamola and national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Batohi two days ago where he was reassured that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is still investigating the case.
The minister addressed the media in Umlazi on the matter on sidelines of the launch of a new crime fighting app.
Cele said the case will be resolved eventually.
“With all the hiccups that are there, the case will be resolved. We will push as hard as we can. We do want the matter resolved.”