Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa’s death might not be the result of a botched robbery.
The police have not ruled out the possibility that it may not have been a robbery.
This emerged after an Instagram message, as well as an independent person who called the Crimestop line, suggested there was more to the shooting than meets the eye.
The post on Instagram claimed that his girlfiend Kelly Khumalo’s sister Zandile had been fighting with her boyfriend when Meyiwa tried to intervene, but the boyfriend allegedly shot him.
Late on Monday, as shock over the murder of Meyiwa continued, a massive police investigation was under way.
Meyiwa’s killers are now the most wanted men in the country.
A multi-disciplinary police task team is hunting them, and the SAPS’s reward for information was raised to R250 000.
The black star had earlier been at a birthday party for Pirates teammate Rooi Mahamutsa, but left with a friend to go to his girlfriend’s house.
There was immediate speculation on social networks of a hit connected to Meyiwa’s messy private life – the spats between his wife and girlfriend have often made headlines.
Gauteng head of detectives Major-General Tebello Mosikili confirmed that police IT experts were looking into that message and were trying to get hold of the person who posted it.
Mosikili, who heads the team investigating the shooting, said they were taking this allegation seriously because there had also been a call to the Crimestop line in which someone alleged that Meyiwa did not die during a robbery.
Mosikili said she did not yet know whether the person who posted the Instagram message was the one who had called.