Robert Meyiwa’s body to be laid to rest today

Senzo Robert Meyiwa
Senzo Robert Meyiwa

Murdered South Africa and Orlando Pirates’ goalie Senzo Robert Meyiwa’s body will be laid to rest today in his home town Umlazi, Durban.

Senzo Robert Meyiwa
Senzo Robert Meyiwa

Meyiwa, 27, was shot in the chest on Sunday, 26th October, 2014 while confronting two intruders in the home of his actress and singer girlfriend Kelly Khumalo in Vosloorus, South Africa around 8:00pm.

One Suspect Arrested

The South African Police announced on Friday the arrest of 25-year-old Zanokuhle Mbatha believed to be one of the three gentlemen who took the life out of the agile goalie who managed to keep a clean sheet in Bafana Bafana’s first three group matches of the AFCON 2015 qualifiers.

Zanokuhle Mbatha was picked out in an identification parade on Friday and was subsequently charged with various counts, including murder, but his case was adjourned to November 11, after a brief appearance in the Boksburg

Magistrate court east of Johannesburg.

Meyiwa’s Last Match

Sense Meyiwa played his last match for the Buccaneers on Sunday 26th, October against Ajax Cape Town in the Telkom Knockout quarter-final match in which Pirates won by 4-1.

Senzo?s Jersey to be Retired

In commemoration of Senzio Meyiwa, Orlando Pirates’s chairman Irvin Khoza has announced that the goalie’s number one jersey will be retired.

?I don?t think anyone can replace Senzo and his jersey will never be worn by anyone else again,? Khoza noted.
Soweto Derby Postponed
As a sign of respect to the late South African captain, the Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates has been postponed as a sign of respect. This derby attracts 90,000 fans with most of them coming from Johannesburg.


Full Name Senzio Robert Meyiwa
Date of Birth 24th September, 1987
Place of Birth Durban, South Africa
Date of Death 26th October, 2014
Place of Death Vosloorus, South Africa
Height 1.75m
Position Goalkeeper

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