Senzo Robert Meyiwa 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 home invasion on 26 October 2014.
Losing a loved one for whom we had high aspirations for the future hurts even if death is inevitable. The tragedy profoundly affected the respected Mayiwa family. Senzo Meyiwa, the goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana, passed away seven years and a few months ago.
On October 26, 2014, Senzo Meyiwa was murdered in the vosloorus neighborhood, where he had been staying with his girlfriend. The news of Senzo’s sudden demise shook the entire nation. The suddenness of his death baffled and shocked everyone.
The goalie was still young, but he or she faced enormous pressure. His father suffered from heart failure in 2919 because his son had never dealt with his problems. Especially after Senzo passed away. Not many significant arrests have been made since then, leading many to believe the real perpetrators are still at large.
The September 24, 1987 birth of Senzo Meyiwa was followed by his untimely death on October 26, 2014. He had just been alive for 27 years before he passed dead. With two distinct women, Sensor Meyiwa has left behind two lovely daughters.
Senzo Meyiwa was laid to rest at his birthplace of Kwazulu-Natal when he passed away. In November 2014, the service was held in a local cemetery. Guests included South Africa’s former president, Jacob Zuma, as well as the country’s minister of sports and culture.
Indeed, it was a very long time after his death. After an anonymous donor provided a tombstone for his resting place, the minister of sports and other Bafana Bafana squad members traveled to Durban to pay tribute at the unveiling. The image above depicts a structure that could be considered such a landmark.
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Meyiwa made his debut for South Africa on 2 June 2013 in a 2–0 away victory against Lesotho as a substitute for the whole second half to Wayne Sandilands. He was included in the South African squad led by manager Gordon Igesund for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but made no appearances. For the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification, he played four times, with his last match being a 0–0 draw against Congo on 15 October 2014 at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
He was given a captain’s armband in all of his last four games that which he played in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification and he joined Brian Baloyi and Moeneeb Josephs by being the only goalkeepers who captained Bafana on four occasions each without conceding a goal during their captaincy, with two draws and two wins each of them. He earned a total of seven international caps with six clean sheets.