Five suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of Senzo Meyiwa in Gauteng and Kwa Zulu-Natal, the Police Minister, General Bheki Cele announced on Sunday.
The arrests come after a multi-disciplinary approach to the investigation with the South Africa Police Service working closely with the National Directorate for Public Prosecutions. The Cold Case Team was established two years ago by the National Commissioner of Police to reopen unsuccessful investigations.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has applauded SAPS for the breakthrough. “Today is a day where we revisit the sadness that affected millions of us as South Africans when we lost Senzo Meyiwa in 2014. But this anniversary is mitigated by the arrest of five suspects who have been unable to escape the reach of the law, regardless of the passage of time. We congratulate the police for their hard work and persistence. We must now allow the criminal justice system and the judiciary to do their work and handle this matter to finality,” said President Ramaphosa.