Gaxa: Meyiwa inspired the youth


Meyiwa, who captained Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates, will be laid to rest in Durban tomorrow after being gunned down in Vosloorus this past Sunday.

“There was so much happiness in Senzo,” Gaxa told his club's official website.

“He was really a nice guy. He was one of the few players who always smiled in good and bad times. Even during the times when Senzo had to warm the bench at Pirates or Bafana, he would continue to have a smile on his face.

“He was so passionate and he worked incredibly hard to fulfil his soccer dream of playing for Bafana. And now that he achieved his dream, even captaining our national team, this happens. I am shocked.

“However, Senzo’s example of never giving up and to continue giving his all to achieve - never losing hope, despite numerous set-backs - had a huge effect on the youngsters. He showed that a dream can come true if you are prepared to do your utmost best to get there.”

Gaxa, who also hails from KwaZulu-Natal, added: “I once met Senzo’s parents in Durban.

“I will always remember the light on Senzo’s face. Why are people that are so kind, often the ones that we lose early.”

Gaxa will form part of a Chiefs contingent that will attend the 27-year-old's funeral at Moses Mabhida Stadium.