Meyiwa shooting sounded like ‘fireworks’
Johannesburg - Busisiwe Dube, who lives on the same street as actress Kelly Khumalo, said she heard what sounded like fireworks at the time 27-year-old national team and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead.
“Senzo was a very friendly person - he always greeted us, hooted or waved,” she said.
Dube said that whenever Meyiwa drove past he made an X with his arms - a sign for Pirates, whose logo has a skull and crossbones.
“He had promised to give us a bottle [of alcohol] after the win [against Ajax] this weekend,” she said.
Makhosi Maluleka said that when she first heard about the shooting, she thought it was committed by a Kaiser Chiefs fan.
“I hope they find them [the killers] and arrest them and punish them,” she said.
Sipho Maphiso said he thought Meyiwa was probably killed by nyaope addicts.
“If I found them, I'd kill them myself and not even take them to the police station.”
Neighbours and the media gathered outside the Vosloorus home of Khumalo on Monday.
Police had cordoned off her home in Ekurhuleni, along with a neighbouring house on either side.
Two white vans were parked in the cordoned-off area, while several police officers and officials in reflector jackets were in Khumalo's yard. - Sapa