Senzo Meyiwa trial

A female’s DNA was found on the hat of a suspect in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial. Image via Twitter at #senzomeyiwa hashtag

Senzo Meyiwa: ‘Mastermind has not yet been arrested’ – Afriforum

Although five suspects have appeared in court for the murder of Senzo Meyiwa, Afriforum believes the mastermind is still at large.

Senzo Meyiwa trial

A female’s DNA was found on the hat of a suspect in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial. Image via Twitter at #senzomeyiwa hashtag

Five suspects appeared in court for a second time on Friday 27 November in connection with the murder of goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa which took place back in 2014. 

While the case, which was heard in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court, was postponed to 5 March 2020 for further investigation AfriForum claims the mastermind behind the conspiracy is yet to be arrested.

Muzikawulahlelwa Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokosizi Maphisa and SifikuhleNkani Ntuli Sifiso appeared in the dock on Friday. According to EWN, the suspects once again professed their innocence claiming that the real perpetrators remain free. 


AfriForum represents the Meyiwa family in the case and indicated on Friday that the Private Prosecution Unit intends to liaise with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and work together with the police in the investigation and prosecution of the relevant individuals.

“We intend on liaising with Adv. George Baloyi, the prosecutor in the case, and continue working with the investigating officers of the SAPS to, amongst others, communicate the concerns of the Meyiwa family to them, as well as share our views on the investigation. We are of the opinion that this will help the state in their prosecution case against the relevant persons,” said Head of AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit Advocate Gerrie Nel. 

CEO of AfriForum Kallie Kriel said; “we are however still of the opinion that the mastermind behind the conspiracy has not been arrested yet and we will therefore continue to assist the police and the NPA in their investigation until justice prevails for the Meyiwa family.”  

Sifiso stated on behalf of the Meyiwa family that they are proud to be associated with AfriForum and that they are happy that the organisation has taken the necessary steps to finally bring about progress in the Senzo Meyiwa matter. 

“We are still hopeful that more arrests will follow so that the mastermind behind the murder will also be held accountable. The family is confident that the involvement of AfriForum’s Private Prosecution Unit will ensure that justice prevails.”


Senzo Meyiwa was in South African singer Kelly Khumalo’s house in Vosloorus with several other people when he was shot and killed in 2014. At the time, Khumalo and Meyiwa were in a romantic relationship. 

Since the tragic incident six years ago, there have been conflicting views. Some reports indicate that unknown intruders entered the house and shot Meyiwa.

Other reports claimed that a friend of Meyiwa issued a statement to the police, saying the person who murdered the goalkeeper was in the house that night in Vosloorus. Khumalo has since denied knowing who was responsible for Meyiwa’s murder. 

“I’m not going to sit back and let you abuse and accuse me of something I have nothing to do with. I have cooperated with the law, gave all the necessary information. If there’s one thing I will never do is take the fall for something I know nothing about. I will fight till my last breath because that’s who I am,” she said.  

While Khumalo has continued to deny her involvement in the murder, the NPA did release a document that was not meant for the eyes of the media. The document essentially stated that there could have been contact between Khumalo and the suspects.