Newspaper: Meyiwa ‘lied’ about his age

Slain Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa File picture: Lefty Shivambu

Slain Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa File picture: Lefty Shivambu

Published Nov 23, 2014



Johannesburg -

Neither Safa nor the home club of slain Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa were able to provide clarity on a Sunday Sun report that he had lied about his age.

The Sunday Sun reported that the tombstone of Meyiwa's twin and his school register, proved that Meyiwa was in fact 30 and not 27 as he had presented himself.

According to the newspaper a tombstone belonging to Meyiwa's twin, Siya, who died in 1993, was removed by his father, Sam, on the day, Meyiwa was buried.

The tombstone apparently recorded Siya's date of birth as January 24 1984.

The newspaper also found that the murdered goalie's school register recorded the same 1984 date of birth.

On Sunday, SA Football Association spokesman Dominic Chimhavi said that records of the players were filed at club level.

“Nothing has been brought to us for us to comment on that issue”.

Orlando Pirates administrator Floyd Mbele said the club had a copy of Meyiwa's ID but their records could only be accessed on Monday.

He was not aware of the allegation.

Meyiwa was killed in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, while visiting his singer and actress girlfriend Kelly Khumalo last month.

Two men allegedly entered the house on Oct 26 and demanded cellphones before shooting Meyiwa and running away.

Earlier this month, murder charges were withdrawn against Zanokuhle Mbatha, who had been arrested in connection with the case.

At the time, the NPA said that the withdrawal was due to insufficient evidence. - Sapa

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