Senzo Meyiwa was a South African professional footballer who captained both the Orlando Pirates and the South African national team in the Premier Soccer League. On October 26, 2014, he was shot and died in a robbery.
Meyiwa was shot and died in a robbery at his girlfriend’s house in Vosloorus, actress and singer Kelly Khumalo, on October 26, 2014. When he arrived at the hospital in Johannesburg, he was pronounced dead. The incident was thought to have involved three people, and police issued composite pictures of two suspects.
Zamokuhle Mbatha, one of the suspects, was detained on October 31, 2014, and appeared in court, however he was released on November 11, 2014 owing to a lack of evidence. The death of Meyiwa provoked indignation in the country, which has high crime and homicide rates.
Meet Senzo Meyiwa’ siblings
Siyabonga Meyiwa and Nomalanga Meyiwa are known for being the siblings of Senzo Meyiwa, who was murdered.
Meet Senzo Meyiwa’ parents
Samuel Meyiwa and Nombifuthi Meyiwa are the parents of the late goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa.
Samuel Meyiwa is his father and Nombifuthi is his mother.
After having a second stroke, Samuel Meyiwa died on Monday.
Following a massive stroke in August 2018, the father of deceased soccer player Senzo Meyiwa was in poor health.
Nathi Ngwenya, a family spokeswoman, told TimesLIVE that the family was shocked by Meyiwa’s death and that a statement will be released later in the day.