Murder charges were withdrawn against Zanokuhle Mbatha, the man implicated in the murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, in a quick session in the Boksburg Magistrate’s court on Tuesday.
Magistrate Daniel Thulare said: “From the submissions made by prosecutor Getrude Market the court has accepted that as of now there is not sufficient evidence to put Mr Mbatha to trial.”
“I note the withdrawal of charges by the State against Mbatha and consequently the court orders the immediate release of Mr Mbatha today.”
Meyiwa, also captain of Orlando Pirates, was killed in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, while visiting his singer and actress girlfriend Kelly Khumalo last month.
Two men allegedly entered the house on Oct 26 and demanded cellphones before shooting Meyiwa and running away.
Mbatha, 25, from Vosloorus, previously made a low-key appearance in court on October 31.