Former South Africa soccer team captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot in an alleged robbery on October 26, 2014 while visiting his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s home in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni. Picture: Barry Aldworth/EPA
Johannesburg – Senzo Meyiwa’s children have yet to receive the insurance payout following his death, almost a year after his family was assured the money would be paid.

Meyiwa’s father, Sam, said the delay was affecting the former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goal-keeper’s family.

He said Orlando Pirates boss Irvin Khoza had assured him last April the almost R5 million of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) insurance policy due to Meyiwa’s beneficiaries would be paid out in less than three weeks' time.

“Khoza told me in his boardroom that the money would be paid in less than a month, but it is now more that seven months and nothing has been paid.”

Meyiwa said he was fed up with the way in which this matter was being handled.

“I have been sending Khoza SMSes, and my phone calls go unanswered."

This was not the first time he had complained about the non-payment of his son's insurance payout.

He has also complained to the presson numerous occasions.

In a previous interview, he said that his son was the sole breadwinner.

“We are not coping; I am not working. We need money for food, electricity and Senzo’s kid needs to go to school.

"They (PSL) know I am not working. They don’t tell me what is happening with his payment.

"These PSL officials and their families are living well as they have the money.

"This is so painful."

Previously, PSL spokesperson Lux September refused to comment on the length of time it has taken for Meyiwa’s insurance policy to pay out and referred inquiries to Pirates.

But the club’s media officer, Thandi Merafe, said this week that the club had nothing to do with this and referred all queries to the PSL.

It is into the third year since Meyiwa’s murder took place and still there has been no breakthrough in the murder investigation.

The footballer was shot in an alleged robbery on October 26, 2014 while visiting his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s home in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni.

The police have continuously declined to comment on the progress of the investigation to the media.

Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators should contact Crime Stop at 08600 10111 or SMS Crime Line at 32211.

Sunday Independent