Today marks six years since the brutal murder of Senzo Meyiwa and more details 

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Today marks six years since the brutal murder of Senzo Meyiwa and more details

Today marks six years since the brutal murder of Senzo Meyiwa and more details have emerged with regards to the murder of the slain former Orlando Pirates goalie. This follows after police minister Bheki Cele made an announcement today that five suspects have been arrested in connection with his murder.

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In a press briefing, Cele confirmed that the arrests took place today between 8 am and 10 am, both in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

“I am happy to announce that there has been a breakthrough in the Senzo Meyiwa case,” he said.

“The first five suspects have been arrested between 8 am until 10 am this morning in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal. These arrests are as a result of much disciplinary intervention approach to these investigations which is working closely with the director of public prosecutions.”

Cele said more arrests can still happen. He said the reason why there has been a delay in the arrest of the perpetrators involved in this case is that there were too many leaks to the media.

“The family has been updated all other times but not this time, expect that the Minister will be speaking to the family at around 18:00 tonight. The problem this time has been too many leaks, so we didn’t want to put further confusion to the family as if we are briefing them on leaks, as if we are part of the leaks as the police,” he said.

The arrests come after News24, recently reported that police have made a major breakthrough in the unresolved murder case of the footie. The publication reported that police uncovered a weapon that was used to kill Senzo and the murderer is known.

It further reported that the weapon was found in a safe at the Cleveland Police Station, and the man who pulled the trigger is currently incarcerated as he is allegedly serving a 30-year sentence in the Johannesburg Prison for the murder of taxi boss Reggie Mohlala who was killed with the same gun.

Senzo was murdered in 2014 by intruders who allegedly broke into the home of his then girlfriend songstress Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus, apparently with the intention of walking away with the resident’s valuables. It was widely reported that the criminals were attempting to shoot Kelly before Senzo took a fatal bullet for his lover.

The murder of the footballer has been causing pain to his family especially his late father Sam Meyiwa who recently passed on without getting justice for his son.