South Africa’s football team captain Senzo Meyiwa shot dead

first_img1 Senzo Meyiwa, the captain and goalkeeper of South Africa’s national football team, has died after being shot in his homeland.The 27-year-old was killed after an altercation at a house in Vosloorus township, near Johannesburg, the South African Police Service (SAPS) said on its Twitter account.A reward of 150,000 rand, around £8,500, had been offered for any information leading to an arrest.A series of tweets from SAPS on Sunday evening read: ”We have to break normal protocol. We can confirm that Bucs keeper Senzo Meyiwa has been shot and sadly declared dead on arrival at hospital.”Info at this stage is that 7 men entered the house. There was an altercation. #SenzoMeyiwa was shot. Suspects fled on foot.”The incident happened at around 20h00, Zamo Section in Vosloorus. Reward of up to R150 000 is on offer 4 any info that can lead to arrest.“Update: there were 7 people inside the house. Two suspects went into the house, one remained outside. The 3 fled on foot after the shooting.”His club, Orlando Pirates said: “The @Orlando_Pirates family has learned with sadness of the untimely death of our number 1 keeper & captain Senzo Meyiwa.”Club chairman Dr Irvin Khoza added: “This is a sad loss to Senzo’s family especially his children, to Orlando Pirates & the nation.”On Saturday, Meyiwa played for the Pirates in a 4-1 win over Ajax Cape Town, while he captained the national side in its four qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations this year.Former Tottenham and Portsmouth midfielder and Ghana international Kevin Prince Boateng tweeted: “TRAGEDY!!!! R.I.P. Senzo Meyiwa. My condolences to his family&friends.”South African cricketer Vernon Philander said on Twitter: “My thoughts and prayers goes out the family of Senzo Meyiwa. May you find the comfort in the Lord during this difficult time. RIP.” Senzo Meyiwa last_img read more