Senzo Meyiwa’s father is still at loggerheads with his late son’s former girlfriend, singer Kelly Khumalo.
Sam Meyiwa is said to be livid that Khumalo has failed to return all his son’s belongings, including the bloodied clothes he was wearing on the day he was shot in Spruitview, just outside Johannesburg.
The former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper later died in hospital on October 26 2014 after he was shot during a robbery at his then girlfriend’s mother’s house.
Sam is believed to want to have his son’s clothes that he wore on the fateful night returned as he needs to do a traditional cleansing ceremony for Senzo’s spirit to find eternal peace.
An emotional Samuel Meyiwa also blamed Senzo’s girlfriend Kelly Khumalo for not leading investigators to the killers.
Meyiwa was speaking to media following reports that the arrest of those involved in Senzo’s death was imminent.
The goalkeeper was shot dead on October 26 2014, at Khumalo’s family home in Vosloorus.
Khumalo, her sister Zandi, their mother Ntombi, Sello “Chicco” Twala’s son Longwe Twala and two of Senzo’s friends were in the house when the soccer star was shot.
According to the Sunday Independent newspaper, investigators have identified a suspect after reconstructing the crime scene two weeks ago.
The newspaper further reported that those who lied in their statements could be arrested and charged with perjury and defeating the ends of justice.
Meyiwa said he was happy about the reports.
I heard the news over the weekend on radio. I trust the Hawks and believe that there is progress. I believe that there will be arrests because they are hard-working,” he said.
“They killed my soul. She [Khumalo] should be assisting me [in finding the killers] as a person who claims to have loved my son. Instead, she talks about money. I suspect they killed him for money.”
Meyiwa said he and his wife were spending sleepless nights and were always in tears.
“He [Senzo] was looking after us. Now they have killed my son. I wish those who killed him could hang although I know that there is no law in the country which condones the death penalty,” Meyiwa said.
Police spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said their investigations were continuing.
Mulaudzi said they had assembled a provincial task team comprising members of the Hawks, forensic experts and investigators who wereinvolved in the matter initially.
“We’re keeping the Meyiwa family up to date about our progress. If we do finally make arrests, we will inform the family. We took all experts from all fields to deal with this matter. We need closure on the matter.
“The previous team is part of the investigations. They have played a role in the investigations. Nobody has failed in this case,” Mulaudzi said.
Khumalo could not be reached for comment. Her manager, Percy Vilakazi, said she was probably rehearsing for Clash of the Choirs .
Vilakazi added that he did not believe that the musician would be interested in speaking to us.