Bad week for South African sport, after Oscar Pistorius’ jugement, the country is facing a new drama : Senzo Meyiwa, the national team goalkeeper and captain was killed.
Sunday, Senzo Meyiwa was in the house of his girlfriend, the singer Kelly Khumalo, with five friends when two housebreakers entered the house. They asked all the people to give to them their mobile phones. A fight started and one of the robbers shot the football player who was trying to protect his girlfriend. They stole a cell phone before taking flight. Meyiwa was declared dead on arrival at hospital.
The 27-year-old was the goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates, a South African football club, since 2005 and had played in South Africa’s national team in the last four Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. On Saturday, he played his last game, in the semi-finals of the South African League Cup, beating Ajax Cape Town 4-1.
Since the news announcement, the country has been under a shock. he represented the Bafana Bafana renewal. A lot of tribute from his agent, South African people and president are given.
For Ephraim Mashaba, the national team coach, “Senzo was a very kind person. I have never seen Senzo being sad or angry in the camp (…) Senzo is a team player, Senzo is everything.”
Kevin Mbenza, IEJ 3E