Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead in Vosloorus. File photo: Duif du Toit
Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead in Vosloorus. File photo: Duif du Toit

Meyiwa’s killing ‘a tragic loss’

By SAPA Time of article published Oct 27, 2014

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Johannesburg - Celebrities and sporting stars across the world expressed shock on Twitter as they woke up to the news of the death of soccer player Senzo Meyiwa.

The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain was shot dead at about 8pm in Vosloorus on Sunday.

Brigadier Neville Malila could not confirm earlier whether Meyiwa was at his girlfriend, singer and actress Kelly Khumalo's home.

He was reportedly shot while protecting her.

Former Orlando Pirates coach Augusto Palacios tweeted: “What a tragic loss (at)SenzoMey1 was an unbelievably honourable human, friend & sportsman. The Country is mourning your loss #RIPSenzoMeyiwa”.

South African cricketer, Wayne Parnell said: “Saddened to wake up here in New Zealand and hear such horrific news about the passing of Senzo Meyiwa”.

Mamelodi Sundowns player, Teko Modise tweeted: “Beyond devastated at the loss of our captain & friend Senzo Meyiwa. thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends at this terrible time”.

South African journalist Ranjeni Munusamy said: “So it wasn't just a nightmare then? #SenzoMeyiwa”.

Meanwhile Gauteng police have said that there will be no update on the shooting of Meyiwa until national police commissioner Riah Phiyega briefs media later on Monday.

“At 12 o'clock (noon), the national commissioner will address the media,” Malila said.

“There is nothing further to say until then.” - Sapa

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