DETECTIVES probing the murder case of slain Orlando Pirates goalie Senzo Meyiwa are said to be looking beyond our borders in a search for his killers.
It was learnt from highly placed sources close to the case that the investigators were convinced that the fingerprints they collected from the murder scene belonged to foreign nationals as they did not match those in the country ’ s Home Affairs database.
A source, who did not want to be named for fear of reprisal, said the investigators were planning to seek assistance from neighbouring countries with the fingerprints samples collected from the murder scene to try and find a match.
“They have already made some research and they know it is going to be a mammoth task … Ours are stored digitally while those in the neighbouring countries are apparently stored manually. But we encouraged them to go ahead if they are determined to solve this case,” said the source.
The other source close to the case said investigators would start with countries that have recorded the highest number of foreign nationals in South Africa such as Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Hawks spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi declined to comment on the matter. “I can ’ t confirm anything about this matter. It is very difficult to engage about anything related to an ongoing investigation. The investigations are at a very sensitive stage and we want to make a breakthrough one way or the other,” he said.
Meyiwa was gunned down in an armed robbery in the Spruitview house of his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo on October 27 2014.
The late Bafana Bafana goalie was in Khumalo ’ s house when three intruders stormed into the house and demanded cellphones.
Meyiwa was shot when he allegedly wrestled with the gunman who is believed to have been targeting Khumalo.