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Who Killed Senzo Meyiwa?

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By Soccer Laduma - Feb 07, 2018 10:04 AM
I seldom log on to Twitter and I get a lot of stick and ridicule for it, but when I did this past Sunday, nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to encounter - the alleged details of Senzo Meyiwa’s final minutes on this wretched earth laid bare, albeit by an unverified user account. 
 
The user is one @AdvBarryRoux, a name pilfered from legal eagle Barry Roux, the man who was Oscar Pistorius’ attorney during his much-publicised murder trial. It has been said that the person behind the posts is hiding their real identity for fear of reprisals. What made me shed a tear and motivated this piece is that the grim details do not give one the impression that they come from an angle of fabrication, so one has no reason to become a prophet of doom.
 
In fact, between Sunday and the time of writing, I have not come across a post on Twitter that expressed misgivings about the thread. Perhaps what is at the heart of the whole episode is that no one has ever come forward to tell the rest of South Africa what happened on the night of 26 October 2014, despite the presence of eight other people in the Vosloorus house where Senzo Meyiwa breathed his last. In the absence of what would appear to be credible information from those in front of whom this tragedy unfolded, we are left with no choice but to dot the I’s and cross the t’s ourselves. 
 
Now let me bring you up to speed with the tweets I referred to earlier. “Good morning to everyone except for Kelly Khumalo, Kelly Khumalo’s sister, Senzo Meyiwa’s friend from Durban, 4 Police detectives, Chico Twala’s son, Zondi, Longwe & Longwe’s Nigerian friend for obvious reasons,” was the opening of the sequel. What followed was tweet after tweet detailing exactly what allegedly happened in the lead up to Senzo’s death, at least according to the version of the nameless and faceless accuser.
 
The tweets create the impression that drugs are at the centre of what has now turned out to be the mysterious death of a beloved soccer star. To cut a long story short, a scuffle allegedly ensued and that’s when Senzo got shot. The rest, I dare say, is history.  
 
Lest I be accused of bias or placing a guilty verdict on the innocent, let me state upfront that I know better than to cast aspersions on people based on hearsay, least of all on allegations yet to be tested in a court of law. No one is the intended target of my ire. But “it’s true, it’s not true” is not the story right now. The story is that out there sits someone who knows the truth. Out there, weeps a family bereft of a breadwinner. Is it not strange that everyone who was in the said house that night seems to know everything except for who pulled the trigger? What we are left with as a result is a mental picture of robbers suddenly descending on the house, going on their robbing spree and then, just a moment before one of them points a firearm at Senzo Meyiwa, everyone falls asleep. La-la land. 
 
So many questions, very few answers. 
 
If indeed it was a “botched robbery” as we have been made to believe all along, why did the robber choose to shoot only at Senzo? I am aware that in many instances, criminals feel a certain thrill from having a well-known personality as a victim. It’s a big thing in the gangsterism circles, especially for newbies who still have to prove their mettle, so to speak. But Senzo was not the only celebrity within sight of the evildoer. Could he have done something to drive the miscreant into killing him there and then, without a warning shot fired? Could it be that the bullet was meant for someone else and the Umlazi-born lad was merely caught in the crossfire? For how long are these and other questions going to linger?
For how long is the former Bafana Bafana captain’s father, Sam, going to endure sleepless nights over the unsolved murder case of his son? This is painful. Tragic even. Tear-inducing stuff.
 
A footballer killed in his prime and yet no justice in the world he left behind. Instead, promises of imminent arrests are the order of the day. The latest of these promises came last week when Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula, assured all who were within earshot that the police were hard at work on the case and that those who killed Senzo will face the full might of the law. 
 
This is cold comfort for a family that has been looking for closure for more than three years and for football lovers who lost their brave goalkeeper in a moment of senselessness. Those who know what happened but choose not to come forward with the information to help nab the killer better know one thing: peace will not be found in these streets until the person behind the trigger is brought to book. It’s sickening to think that this murderer could be out there in the community, among us, going on with life without a care in the world, even possibly attending Absa Premiership games, the very games he deprived Senzo of taking any further part in. A part of us is gone with ‘Nzori’.  
 
Well, just in case this cruel, heartless excuse for a human being is reading this, please heed this message from yours truly: when the final whistle finally blows on you, you will be desperately crying for extra time, but not even the golden goal rule should apply in your case. The law will have the last penalty kick and a red card will send you straight to jail, to enjoy the fruits of your labour. Mark my words.
 
Catch y’all on the rebound!
Lunga
 

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PHILEMON PAPADOPOULOS Joined: 02 Sep 2016
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PHILEMON PAPADOPOULOS Feb 09, 2018 03:47 PM
All those who where in the house must be questioned.The truth is yet to come and shall heal soccer lovers free after that case is finish
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Matome_Kay Feb 08, 2018 04:26 PM
After the allegations by Adv Barry Roux, Fikile Mbalula came out and said they're close to nailing the killers. From what I see, Mbalula indirectly admitted to the accusations by Barry. I'm pretty certain Mbalula and his force know everything that transpired that fateful night, and probably share a cup of coffee with the culprit every morning.
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Sibudlula Feb 07, 2018 10:05 PM
Know Mr Mbalula you know where to start with your invesigation for Senzo,s death go to the Kelly Khumalo,s house and collect those rascacles and bring them forward and that son of Chico Twala and grill them with questions and i knew something was fisshy and there we people who insulting us on twitter protecting the Khumalo family when we sad they have answers
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Thautha Feb 07, 2018 08:32 PM
There is a story about a criminal who pick pocketed someone in a taxi rank and the people there chased this guy to bleksem him and guess where he ran off to !!!!Police station. That tells you that the police are the ones that protects criminals and by the way look at the number of police that got arrested for theft and murder in SAPS. So even this people involved in Senzo's death have influence and money to pay off the the police. I agree with all of you guys Kelly and Sello'son knows exactly who killed Senzo Meyiwa Period but because of the corrupt SAPs they will not be arrested. What a shame!!!!!!!!!
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 07, 2018 06:27 PM
Since than We didnt heared anything from SAPS abt Kelly to be investigated bt was there,why mzansi police didnt Put Kelly in tin ice and answer sum questions as well wth those who was in that house?
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MDANANA Feb 07, 2018 06:09 PM
Blame Zuma for getting crime intelligence a too criminal unit
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Pirates_999 Feb 07, 2018 04:25 PM
What I would really like to know was that a really robbery or it was just a trap for Senzo? There's is no truth there Lunga is 100% right Kelly and whoever was there must come clean, out of all these people mentioned above maybe only person didn't see anything otherwise the rest knows everything more especially the Khumalos but ke money talks maybe they were warm if they say anything someone will follow Senze who knows
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mbixane Feb 07, 2018 03:30 PM
Why are those people still walking free and yet we have the Minister of Twitter who always promises but not deliver. Three years and no arrest this is crazy Mzansi really are they protecting the celebrities by the life of Senzo? he was also born by a woman not hunted like an animal. Khumalo and Thwala families must talk please.
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Lindor92 Feb 07, 2018 02:38 PM
This is painful
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shaka-shaka Feb 07, 2018 01:55 PM
I read those tweets as well Lungas. People are not stupid they said from day 1 that all those who were in that house on that fateful night could have been arrested immediately and give statements separately. There was a fake Fb acc which said the same thing that is said by this nameless twitter person on the same day Senzo died. But we were told later that the person was traced and his account was hacked. But for me a turning point in that case was when Hawks took over from the local dictactives. We were told those are highly qualified people when it comes to cases like these thats why they have to take over the investigation. But from there this case died slowly and slowly. But we are praying the living GOD the God of Moses and Abraham, the God of Isia and Jacob
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Always a way Joined: 09 Oct 2014
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Always a way Feb 07, 2018 01:18 PM
Some people are heartless indeed,how come someone decide to hide a murderer
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Always a way Joined: 09 Oct 2014
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Always a way Feb 07, 2018 01:17 PM
Some people are heartless indeed,how come someone decide to hide a murderer
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LAPO_MOLEBATSI Feb 07, 2018 12:37 PM
True Lunga its sad my man. Someone out there knows what happened and I hope oneday we shall find out the real truth about what happened on that evening
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setlaboswana Feb 07, 2018 11:45 AM
Jaa..it is a serious concern. Well, it is indeed true that someone knows the truth and nothing else, but the truth.
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Soldier4Khosi Feb 07, 2018 11:24 AM
We all want to know
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TAXorVAT Feb 07, 2018 11:22 AM
Daily Sun has a more sad and hurting story on this matter today. #TSND!
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Maloh11 Feb 07, 2018 11:07 AM
plz SAPS do the justice for the poor family
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setlaboswana Feb 07, 2018 11:05 AM
Jaa..it is a serious concern.
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makwelainnocent@gmail.com Feb 07, 2018 11:04 AM
an innocent soul was at the wrong place n at the wrong time. its painful, the least to say about that guy's dearth
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makwelainnocent@gmail.com Feb 07, 2018 11:01 AM
@Mpolamolele the trueth is someone there knows xcetly who killed senzo n y.

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