Nation shocked at Meyiwa murder


President Zuma has expressed shock, sadness and outrage at the death of the Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain, who was gunned down in Vosloorus in the south of Johannesburg last night.
"We mourn the death of this young footballer and team leader whose life has been taken away at the prime of his career," said Zuma in a statement.

"The law enforcement authorities must leave no stone unturned in finding his killers and bring them to justice. Words cannot express the nation's shock at this loss.

"We wish to extend, on behalf of government and all the people of South Africa, our words of condolence to his family and relatives, his friends and peers in the football game, his club Orlando Pirates and our national soccer team as well as the football fraternity as a whole. May his soul rest in peace."

SARU has also paid its respects to Meyiwa. Oregan Hoskins, President of SARU, said Meyiwa’s death marked a very sad day for South Africa, and sport in this country.
“The loss of any life is sad and tragic and along with the South African Football Association and everyone else in South African sport we’d like to pay our respects to Senzo today,” said Hoskins.
“Our hearts go out to his family and friends, as well as his Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates teammates on a very sad day. Senzo was still a young man and he was one of the stars in a South African soccer team on the up recently.”
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers also paid his respects to Meyiwa.
“Senzo's death is very tragic and unnecessary,” said De Villiers.
“He was one of those sportsmen who came through the ranks and worked very hard to get to the top. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and teammates on this very sad day for South African sport.”


- And he could dance!

- Police set up special task force

- Senzo died saving Kelly

- Rest in Peace Senzo Meyiwa

- Tributes pour in for Meyiwa

- Pirates statement on Meyiwa passing

- GALLERY: Senzo Meyiwa in action