South Africa football goalkeeper/captain, Senzo Meyiwa is dead! He was shot dead in Johannesburg a few hours after playing a match, police have said in a statement. Sources say he was killed when intruders entered his girlfriend’s house in Vosloorus, a town 20 miles south of Johannesburg. According to the South African Police Service, two men entered the house, around 20:00 (18:00GMT), while
a third man remained outside. All three fled after shots were fired, in what local media reports say was an attempted burglary. The South African goalkeeper was reportedly shot in the chest at his girlfriend’s house in Vosloorus.
‘We can confirm that Bucs (Pirates) keeper Senzo Meyiwa has been shot and sadly declared dead on arrival at hospital,’ the South African Police Service (SAPS) said on its twitter feed.
His club also said in a statement:
‘The Orlando Pirates family has learned with sadness of the untimely death of our number 1 keeper & captain Senzo Meyiwa. This is a sad loss to Senzo’s family especially his children, to Orlando Pirates & the nation’, said Chairman Dr Irvin Khoza.The club will hold a press conference this morning.
Senzo with his girlfriend below, hours before he was shot.