POLICE minister Bheki Cele said he wishes he was given another ministry because being a police minister was a strenuous job.
He was speaking at Sam Meyiwa's funeral in Umlazi in Durban on Saturday. Sam who was the late Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goal keeper died on Monday. He suffered a stroke.
Cele said he was fully aware how Senzo's death impacted on Sam's health.
This job is a challenging one. Everyone is looking at you. When people protest for water they asked where is Cele. When they kill one another in taxis they ask where is Cele. I wish I was a minister of Arts, Culture and Sports so that I can go and watch sports game not answering all these questions of when you finding killers,"said Cele.
He again promised to find Senzo's killers but said he won't repeat the mistake of giving timeframes. He said he no case in the country that has been given priority like Senzo's, adding it has been made number one priority. He urged Mzansi not to put pressure on police about this case because it wasn't the only case that has taken so many years. He made an example about former police intelligence head Richard Mdluli's case which was took 20 years to be resolved. Mdluli was found guilty of kidnapping and assault last week for the case that happened in 1999.
Some of the people that attended included Senzo's fiance Mandisa Mkhize. All Senzo's kids came to pay their last respects to their grandfather except Kelly Khumalo's child. Meyiwa spokesman Siyabonga Meyiwa said Kelly was informed about Sam's death and the family thought she or anyone will bring the child.
Meyiwa was buried like a hero. His hearse convoy was escorted by Metro police bikes and SAPS. He was laid to rest at Stellawood cemetry.