According to The Star newspaper, Schloss said the league is caught between the insurance company and the police’s investigation into the murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.
“The PSL pays the premiums of the players and we have the insurance brokers. Once all the paperwork is finalised, they will make the payout,” he was quoted as saying.
On Tuesday, police confirmed they were approached by Meyiwa’s father, Sam, indicating he was upset with the SAPS because he could not receive the former Orlando Pirates captain’s insurance payout until the murder investigation was completed.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale said the SAPS had spoken with Sam informing him the payout could still take place even though investigations were not complete.
“The only time the payout could be delayed due to a pending investigation is if the police believed that there was foul play involving life insurance money. This is not the case in this murder investigation. Senzo’s father therefore appears to have been misled,” he said.
“Furthermore, management of the police is extremely concerned about negative media reports insinuating that the case is not being treated as a priority and that the police have reached a dead-end in their investigations. This is not the case at all.”
Meyiwa was shot dead in an alleged botched robbery at his on-off girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s Vosloorus home last year.