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Captain & GoalKeeper of South Africa’s Football Team Shot Dead




Senzo Meyiwa

Senzo Meyiwa, goalkeeper and captain of South Africa’s football team was shot dead yesterday by unknown gunmen at his girlfriend’s house in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg.

The 27-year-old had played in South Africa’s last four matches for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Meyiwa also played for football club, Orlando Pirates, and had just concluded a match with them on Saturday, in which they advanced to the semi-finals of the South African League Cup.

According to a police report obtained by BBC, two unknown gunmen entered Meyiwa’s girlfriend’s house last night, while the third remained outside.

All three gunmen reportedly fled after gunshots were heard. Meyiwa was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Local media have reported that it was an attempted burglary, but investigations are still ongoing.

Authorities are offering a reward of $14,000 for anyone who has information that could lead to the suspects’ arrest.

Photo Credit: UK Telegraph



  1. Changing Faces

    October 27, 2014 at 8:00 am

    No respect for human life… Quite sad and unfortunate. I read he was openly dating a pop star( in whose house he was killed) while married with two children. I wonder how his wife feels. May his soul rest in peace

    • Vanessa

      October 27, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Sad story in the sports, loosing 2 sportsmen within a week. About Senzon he was separated from the wife for sometime, with whom he had ONE child and dating ‘popstar’ and they have a less than a year old baby. Some sources can twist the stories to make them appear scandalous..

  2. Bola Odu

    October 27, 2014 at 8:52 am

    But why are some people so heartless, this is sad. Human life is nothing to some so sad. RIP

  3. lindo

    October 27, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Sincerely, the crime rate in South Africa is extreme, we just got over Oscar it’s another Sport man..I dnt understand why Nigerians even go to S.A for vacation..mtcheww

    • seyi

      October 27, 2014 at 10:33 am

      When they catch the killers, maybe they will give them 2 years community service.. shio

  4. Vanessa

    October 27, 2014 at 10:09 am

    This must have been a hit though, they only took the singer’s phone & the ‘robbers’ wanted to shoot her but Senzo took a bullet for her.

    • Anon

      October 27, 2014 at 10:19 am

      Same line of thought with me.

  5. Robin Hood

    October 27, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Men have been dying for vagina…… wont be surprised if he was killed by a love rival

    • nene

      October 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm


  6. Benson Ossai

    October 27, 2014 at 1:25 pm


  7. Claudette

    October 27, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    BTW the girlfriend in question is Kelly Khumalo (yes, the singer /actress)… had a 10month old daughter with him and he was VERY married at the time of the incident #just saying

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