South Africa Police Deny Arrest in Senzo Meyiwa Killing

Two men were reportedly held for questioning in connection with the murder of South Africa football captain Senzo Meyiwa.

Updated: October 30, 2014 15:12 IST
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File photo of South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, who was recently shot dead.

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Johannesburg: South African police on Thursday denied making an arrest in connection with the murder of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa during a robbery at his pop-star girlfriend's home.

According to public broadcaster SABC on Wednesday, two men were being held for questioning after they were arrested in Nongoma, in the eastern KwaZulu Natal province.

But police spokesman brigadier Neville Melila told AFP: "There is no arrest, (the) investigation continues, we have spoken to witnesses, so we are investigating. We are working through evidence."

SABC said the suspects had been picked up following a tip-off by members of the public.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper was shot dead late Sunday when burglars broke into Kelly Khumalo's house in a township some 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of Johannesburg, making off with a cell phone.

Police have offered a reward of 250,000 rand ($23,000) for any information leading to the killer's arrest.

A memorial service for Meyiwa was to be held in Johannesburg at 1000 GMT on Thursday.

Meyiwa will be buried on Saturday in his home town of Durban.

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