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It is now 12 months since Lindiwe Mthembu, a witness in a corruption case against two policemen, was gunned down Mafia-style on the eve of testifying in court.
Since her murder potential witnesses have cowered from coming forward with information about her killers, and now her case might flounder.
Mthembu was shot dead on January 18 last year on her doorstep in central Johannesburg, three days before she was to give evidence against inspectors Tello Mota, 40, and Sean Thwala, 41.
The police have now opened an inquest docket into her death.
Yesterday Mthembu's husband, Petros, said the police had failed him and his children by not putting his wife's killers behind bars.
He said: "They (police) have never contacted me. I am the one who always makes the effort to go to them.
"I am surprised to hear from you (Sowetan) that they have opened an inquest docket."
Mthembu was a key witness in a corruption, extortion, and defeating the ends of justice case involving the two policemen.
Another woman, who was to testify in the same case, went into hiding after she was allegedly threatened - a day after Mthembu's death.
Police spokesman Captain John Maluleke told Sowetan yesterday that the police decided to open an inquest docket after their investigations bore no fruit.
Maluleke added that there was no eyewitness and no one was prepared to come forward with information.
Thwala was found guilty of corruption last May and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
Thwala and Mota are still facing other charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice.