Prosecutors withdraw charges against man in killing of South African soccer star

November 11, 2014 9:45 AM

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STELLENBOSCH, South Africa – Murder and robbery charges have been dropped against a man who was arrested in the killing of South African soccer team captain Senzo Meyiwa, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Zenokuhle Mbatha was released because there was "insufficient evidence" to continue with a case against him, National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Nathi Mncube said. Mbatha, who police said is 25, did not appear in court in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, for the charges to be formally withdrawn ...

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