Meyiwa was gunned down in Volsoorus, east of Johannesburg, in the presence of his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, her mother, Ntombi, sister Zandi, Zandi’s boyfriend, Longwe Twala, his friends Mthokozisi Twala and Tumelo Madlala, and their son, Christian, who was four years old at the time.
In the build-up to Cele’s Easter deadline, Meyiwa's cousin, Siyabonga Miya, staged a sit-in outside police headquarters in Durban.
At the time, Serero said the minister was on track to deliver on his promise.
However, five years later, the police have achieved nothing in their investigation except the botched arrest of Zamokuhle Mbatha, who lives in Vosloorus, near Khumalo’s home.
At the Meyiwa home this week, Cele said he had briefed the family about developments in the case and was in daily contact with justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola about it.