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Senzo Meyiwa Bio, Wiki, Age, Killer, Arrested, Police Statement, Latest News Update

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Senzo Meyiwa Bio

Senzo Robert Meyiwa (24 January 1984 – 26 October 2014) was a South African footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates in the Premier Soccer League, and for the South Africa national team. He was shot and killed in a robbery on 26 October 2014. We update all data about Senzo Meyiwa Wiki, Senzo Meyiwa Bio, Senzo Meyiwa How old is, Senzo Meyiwa Who is, from a reliable source and other updates maybe publish as soon as available.

Senzo Meyiwa Personal information
Senzo Meyiwa Full name Senzo Robert Meyiwa
Senzo Meyiwa Date of birth 24 January 1984
Senzo Meyiwa Place of birth Durban, South Africa
Senzo Meyiwa Date of death 26 October 2014 (aged 30)
Senzo Meyiwa Place of death Vosloorus, South Africa
Senzo Meyiwa Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Senzo Meyiwa Playing position Goalkeeper

International career

Meyiwa made his debut for South Africa on 2 June 2013 in a 2–0 away victory against Lesotho as substitute to Wayne Sandilands. He was included in the South African squad led by manager Gordon Igesund for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, but made no appearances. For the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification, he played four times, with his last match being a 0–0 draw against Congo on 15 October 2014 at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

He was given a captain’s armband in all of his last four games that which he played in 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification and he joined Brian Baloyi and Moeneeb Josephs by being the only goalkeepers who captained Bafana in four occasions each without conceding a goal during their captaincy, with two draws and two wins each of them. He earned a total of seven international caps with six clean sheets.

Cause of Death, Murder

On 26 October 2014, Meyiwa was shot and killed in Vosloorus during a robbery at the home of his girlfriend, actress and singer Kelly Khumalo. He was declared dead on arrival at hospital in Johannesburg. Three people were believed to have been involved in the shooting, and police released composite images of two suspects. One suspect, Zamokuhle Mbatha, was arrested on 31 October and appeared in court, but he was freed on 11 November due to lack of evidence. Meyiwa’s death sparked outrage over the country’s high crime and murder rates.

As a mark of respect, the Soweto derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, due to be played on 1 November, was postponed. President Jacob Zuma mourned the loss and called for Meyiwa’s killers to be found. Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter called Meyiwa’s death a “senseless, tragic loss.”  Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas posted a picture on Instagram of Meyiwa holding Casillas’ Real Madrid jersey that was exchanged when Spain played South Africa in an international friendly.

Meyiwa was laid to rest in Chesterville, KwaZulu-Natal. During the funeral at Moses Mabhida Stadium, his father, Samuel, was photographed greeting the crowd in attendance by leaning out his car window with his arms outstretched, which sparked an internet trend.

Age controversy

In November 2014, it was reported that Meyiwa had apparently lied about his real age throughout his professional career. According to his tombstone and the school register, he was born on 24 January 1984, making him thirty years old, and not 27, at the time of his death.

senzo meyiwa killer arrested Latest News Update

Rumors doing the rounds on social media on Monday morning that an arrest has been made for the murder of Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa in 2014 are false, say police.

“It is fake news,” national police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo told News24.

“We (the police) will make an official announcement should there be any new developments in the investigation,” Naidoo said.

Meyiwa was shot dead in October 2014 at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s house in Vosloorus. No arrest has been made to date.

Last year, Police Minister Bheki Cele ordered the reopening of investigations into high-profile murders, including that of Meyiwa, City Press reported.

According to the latest rumor, music mogul Chicco Twala’s son, Longwe Twala – who was present on the day of the murder – had been arrested.

“This is not the case,” Naidoo said.

About Jese Bal

Jese Bal born Nov 9, 1982, is a novelist and poet. He has published novels, volumes of poetry, short stories, and drawings. His works are distinguished by the use of a spare style and have been compared to those of Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino.
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