South Africa soccer captain Meyiwa killed by intruders
South Africa soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by burglars as he attempted to protect his girlfriend during a break-in. The news creates nation wise sensation in South Africa.
Senzo, who played as a goalkeeper for the Orlando Pirates was shot after two men entered a house in Vosloorus where Meyiwa was visiting, at about 8 p.m. local time. He was dead on arrival at hospital.
“We can confirm that Bucs (Pirates) keeper Senzo Meyiwa has been shot and sadly declared dead on arrival at hospital,” the South African Police Services said on its Twitter account.
The 27-year-old goalkeeper was hit by a single round in the chest on Sunday night at the home of actress and singer Kelly Khumalo in Vosloorus, a township southeast of Johannesburg.
Meyiwa’s death turns the spotlight once again on gun violence in South Africa less than a week after Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorious was jailed for five years for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp last year.