Senzo Meyiwa’s tombstone unveiled in Durban

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The family of the late Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa says they are happy that they have finally been able to unveil his tombstone, six years after he was killed.

Meyiwa’s family and friends attended the unveiling of the tombstone in the Chesterville Heroes Acre in Durban.

Meyiwa was gunned down at the home of his singer girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus, in what was believed to be a botched armed robbery.

Last month, five suspects were arrested by the police in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in connection with Meyiwa’s death.

Family Spokesperson, Siya Meyiwa, says, “As a family, we always had a view, especially through the father that as a family we had nothing to celebrate because, as you know, in our culture today’s event, when we bring back Senzo’s spirit it’s a celebratory day. So, we are now today celebrating that. But we couldn’t until the people that were responsible have been brought before the courts. So, now that at least some people have been brought gives us an opportunity to say at least there’s something that we can consider in terms of celebration.”

Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says he is optimistic killers of his former colleague and friend will be found and convicted.

“To lose him was heartbreaking because I knew that we haven’t accomplished the goal we set for ourselves. May his soul rest in peace … and sure we will get justice very soon.”

The Bafana Bafana squad participated in Meyiwa’s tombstone unveiling. They are in Durban ahead of their AFCON 2022 qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe at Moses Mabhida stadium on Friday.


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