Senzo killing was related to match-fixing, says PI
Johannesburg - It’s almost two years since national hero and Bafana Bafana skipper Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot in the presence of witnesses, one of whom was celebrity singer and author Kelly Khumalo, the mother of his child.
Yet the police have failed to bring his murderer to book. An initial arrest of a suspect came to nil after the police realised they had the wrong guy.
Since then, there have been many false starts and recently police have opted not to make any further comments about their investigation.
What has remained puzzling is that Meyiwa’s murder occurred in front of witnesses and yet it seems that police have struggled, first with Identikits, then with what they said was evidence - a Panama hat, left at the scene of the crime, that they failed to link to any suspect.
A seasoned private investigator with 32 years of experience, Brad Nathanson, said he believed Senzo’s killing was a politically motivated assassination related to match-fixing and not the result of home invasion or robbery as initially suggested.
“I don't believe that man died as a result of home invasion or a robbery, housebreaking or whatever it is they want you to believe.
“I think this has something (to do) with match-fixing. That is my belief. Who (would) rob that man anyway? He was a national hero and for me what comes to my mind is match-fixing, and it's the first thing that comes to my mind.
“I don't know what level this investigation was taken to. But, as an investigator of 36 years experience, I am very, very surprised no arrest has been made. It’s unbelievable for me. I can’t imagine what Meyiwa’s family might be going through knowing this man has died and he had such an amazing career and life ahead of him.”
Nathanson is adamant there is no case that cannot be solved, even after two years.
“You can quote me on this one, any case can be solved. All it requires are two things. One is money and another is time.”
Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrator should call Crime Stop at 08600 10111 or SMS Crime Line at 32211.