'South Africa can't go on like this'


The Cardiff City midfielder is grieving like the rest of the country following the untimely passing of the Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, who was shot dead at his girlfriend's house on Sunday night.

"It is hard to take. It is hard to believe he is really gone. Even now I find it difficult to think of him as the deceased. Why Senzo?" laments Dikgacoi.

"When I got the news I called around from my place in England to South Africa – and when it was even confirmed I still phoned more people because I could not believe it. I found it very hard to sleep.

"What a great person he was. He knew how to cheer you up when you were down. I remember him from our days in the U23 national team and even at Bafana Bafana, not forgetting our duels when I was at Lamontville Golden Arrows and him at Pirates.

"After I heard the news I believe the death [penalty] must come back to combat such crimes. We cannot tolerate such behavour which will go unpunished. The police must work round the clock to bring his killers to book. This is just not on, we can’t go on like this as a country."


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