Bheki Cele rubbishes claims of missing Meyiwa docket

Minister of Police, General Bheki Cele says claims that he said the murder docket of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa is missing are untrue.

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A statement issued by Minister Cele’s office this morning says he would like to put it on record that such media reports are not only false but reckless and hurtful to the Meyiwa family and the rest of the South African republic who want to see justice served in the case.

His office goes on to reference comments he made during the disputed interview with various media on Wednesday this week where he was questioned about the whereabouts of the case docket in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case.

Cele, according to his office, responded by saying “I believe the docket is supposed to be with the prosecution, but I will have to confirm that.”

He is said to have added that he knows and is satisfied “that the police have done a good job,” adds the Police Ministry in a statement distributed by Police ministry spokesperson Lirandzu Themba.

Senzo Meyiwa murder case remain unsolved five years after his death.

The Ministry goes on to accuse some media houses of distorting Cele’s reply to the questions posed to him.

“While many of the media houses present during the exchange reported on the facts, it is unfortunate that some chose to deviate from the truth and create unnecessary panic by reporting on incorrect information,” alleges the Ministry which ends its challenge of the comments attributed to Cele by stating that the case docket into the murder of Senzo Meyiwa is not missing and that it is currently with the South African Police Service.

Cele’s comments on the location of the docket came two days after lobby group AfriForum announced that it has appointed advocate Gerrie Nel to investigate Meyiwa’s killing more than five years to the day of the incident.