Police minister Bheki Cele says police will solve the murder of ex Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa before Christmas this year.
During an interview on Wednesday evening on eNCA’s Crimewatch, Cele said:
“I’m putting my head on the block on this. I still maintain that [the] Senzo Meyiwa matter is going to be resolved in the not very distant future … Definitely it will be before Christmas … Even before Easter that matter will have to be resolved,”
The national team goalkeeper was murdered in an alleged botched robbery in October 2014 at the home of his then girlfriend Kelly Khumalo.
Cele says he believes that if you want to solve crime in South Africa, you must fix Gauteng.
Cele promised that a new Gauteng police commissioner would be appointed soon, following Lieutenant-General Deliwe de Lange’s retirement in October last year.
He also added that South Africans should not become despondent if they phone 10111 and the police does not help them.
“We are going to produce a booklet where every station commander, from the minister to the national commissioner, his or her number is going to be in that book – and then we distribute those numbers to the community.”