The killing of former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa was a contract hit and not a robbery gone wrong.
This according to an affidavit by Colonel Bongani Gininda who is leading the investigation into Meyiwa's death.
According to the investigator, the murder was an assassination. Fisokuhle Ntuli, the hitman implicated in the murder, along with the four others he was accused with, was hired to kill the footballer.
“Investigations, which resulted in evidence under oath, indicated that the victim was assassinated as a contractual assassination or hit rather than a robbery or robbery gone wrong,” reads part of the affidavit.
It still remains unclear who hired the hitman and his crew to kill Meyiwa. Senzo was killed on 26 October 2014, in the house of his then-girlfriend, singer Kelly Khumalo.
The colonel continued to note that Ntuli, the main suspect, had confessed to the murder on two separate occasions in 2020, both times under the watch and guidance of his legal representatives.
“On the 19th of June 2020, this suspect confessed to a commissioned officer, and on the 24th of June 2020, he confessed to a magistrate at the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court in the presence of his counsel.”
One of Ntuli’s co-accused, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, was implicated in the murder through eye witness testimonies that placed him at the crime scene on the day it happened. The outfits described by witnesses matched those he was wearing in pictures found on his phone from that day.
So far, none of the accused has requested bail, which according to investigating officers, is a good sign that signals their guilt.
According to the police, they are confident that they have an airtight case, and that the new evidence that has come to light will enable them to finally put the case to rest.
The country has been calling for the case to be expedited for a while now. The goalkeeper’s family is experiencing a lot of heartaches, considering how long the saga has been dragged out.
Kelly Khumalo, whom the player was dating at the time of his death, recently also came out to speak on the loss she experienced. In addition to losing her best friend and the father of her daughter, she was the target of so much hate from people she never imagined would turn against her.
According to the singer, her name was dragged through the mud by people who thought she had something to do with the murder, and she couldn’t believe how malicious the reports were. For sure, South Africans have never let her forget the incident, and she is constantly being asked online to say what exactly she knows about the case.