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Who was Senzo Meyiwa?

Senzo Robert Meyiwa (24 January 1984 – 26 October 2014) was a South African professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper and captain for both Orlando Pirates in the Premier Soccer League and the South Africa national team. He was shot and killed in a robbery on 26 October 2014.

Senzo Meyiwa Biography, Wiki

Senzo Robert Meyiwa was born and raised in the South African city of Durban. Senzo aspired to be a striker as a child, but he quickly honed his skills as a goalkeeper.

He was a member of the Orlando Pirates, a club based in Johannesburg, South Africa, when he died in 2014. He had played in seven games for the national team. During four African Nations Cup qualifiers, he served as captain.

Senzo Meyiwa was shot and killed in a robbery at his girlfriend, actress and singer Kelly Khumalo’s house in Vosloorus on 26 October 2014. Senzo Meyiwa was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital in Johannesburg.

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. Senzo Meyiwa’s death sparked outrage over the country’s high crime and murder rates.

Senzo Meyiwa was given a state funeral which took place in Durban, at Moses Mabhida Stadium on 1 November 2014.

Senzo Meyiwa Biography Wikipedia
Senzo Meyiwa
Full nameSenzo Robert Meyiwa
Date of birth24 September 1987
Place of birthDurban, South Africa
Date of death26 October 2014 (aged 27)
Place of deathVosloorus, South Africa
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s)Goalkeeper

Senzo Meyiwa Career

Senzo was with his girlfriend, singer-actress Kelly Khumalo, and her friends at her mother’s house on the evening of October 26, 2014. Two males broke into the house at 8 p.m. during his visit.

They intended to plunder the family. However, Senzo was shot during a violent confrontation. He was shot in the upper body by a gunshot. He was transported to a neighbouring hospital, where he was later declared dead.

According to authorities, one man guarded the residence while two others broke in.

They intended to rob the people that were inside. They were requested to hand up their cellphones and other valuables by the robber. Senzo, on the other hand, rejected the demand.  He intended to defend his girlfriend Kelly from the intruders, who had pointed a gun at her.

The robber mistook Senzo for an attacker and fired a shot at him.

Senzo Meyiwa Wife

Senzo Meyiwa was married to Mandisa Mkhize. Senzo Meyiwa met Mandisa Mkhize in 2005 and they got married in 2013. However, barely a year later, Senzo Meyiwa was killed during a robbery at his girlfriend, actress and singer Kelly Khumalo’s house in Vosloorus.

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Who was Senzo Meyiwa?

Senzo Robert Meyiwa (24 January 1984 – 26 October 2014) was a South African professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper and captain for both Orlando Pirates in the Premier Soccer League and the South Africa national team. He was shot and killed in a robbery on 26 October 2014.

How did Senzo Meyiwa die?

However, Senzo was shot during a violent confrontation. He was shot in the upper body by a gunshot. He was transported to a neighbouring hospital, where he was later declared dead.

How old was Senzo Meyiwa?

Senzo died at 30 years old.

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