REACTION: Senzo Meyiwa's death

2014-10-27 16:00

Reaction following the death of Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana captain, Senzo Meyiwa.

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27 Oct 14:31  

ERNIE ELS TWEETS HIS CONDOLENCES

27 Oct 14:30  

GEORGE MALULEKA - GONE 2 SOON

27 Oct 14:23  

DEAN FURMAN: HE WAS VERY FRIENDLY

"He was very respectful, very friendly and he was just the nicest guy you could wish to meet."

"He had a lot of great relationships within the team, kept everyone together and his performances were exemplary."

"We don't know what happened but whatever has it's a life taken away far too soon."

"I was with him three weeks ago and I've got a picture in my phone that keeps going through my head,

"We were in Congo for one of the recent qualifiers and the picture was when we were last together. It shows how happy he was and how well he was doing."

Quotes courtesy of BBC Sport.

27 Oct 14:21  

SENZO WAS A PIRATES STALWART - MARK FISH

"He's been an absolute stalwart for Orlando Pirates.

"The news is very disappointing for Orlando Pirates and South Africa football fans but also devastating for his family.

"I'm sure he'll be remembered for the good things he did on the football field.

"He showed a lot of passion and commitment." said the ex-Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates defender.

27 Oct 13:52  

BUCS PLAYERS INCONSOLABLE

Inconsolable players and officials of Orlando Pirates converged at the Rand Stadium on Monday morning to mourn the death of goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa.

27 Oct 13:51  

TEKO: YOU WON'T BE FORGOTTEN

"Senzo you will not be forgotten" - Teko Modise

27 Oct 13:47  

BANYANA BANYANA COACH EXPRESSES HER SADNESS

27 Oct 13:47  

DANNY JORDAAN ANGRY

27 Oct 13:46  

NEW INFORMATION ON WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT

EWN are reporting that "Senzo Meyiwa was NOT trying to protect anyone. He was actually making his way to the door when he got shot."


27 Oct 13:43  

TRIBUTES CONTINUE TO FLOOD IN

FIFA's Secretary General Jerome Valcke has also written to SAFA, expressing sadness and shock at the untimely passing of Bafana Bafana star Senzo Meyiwa.

27 Oct 13:41  

IT'S HARD TO ACCEPT - TEKO MODISE

"It has been very hard to accept what has happened in the past few hours.

"The football industry has lost a son and a dear friend indeed.

"I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Senzo Meyiwa.

"Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. We have all lost a fellow soldier and a friend in the world that we live.

"Senzo you will not be forgotten. You have touched the lives of many and will forever live in our memories.

"May your soul rest in peace Bhakaniya!" wrote Teko Modise on his website.

27 Oct 13:39  

MICHO SADDENED BY MEYIWA NEWS

Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, former Orlando Pirates coach gave Senzo Meyiwa his first taste of senior team football at Orlando Pirates.

“This is very sad,” said Sredojevic.

Talking about handing Senzo his debut, Micho said: "He was in the youth team in 2006 and I gave him chance for the senior team in the game against AmaZulu where he did so well,”

27 Oct 13:35  

LET US ACCEPT CRUEL REALITY

27 Oct 13:34  

SHAKES DROVE TO VOSLOORUS

"He could never get cross" - Shakes Mashaba, who has made his way to SAFA house.

"When I heard the news I couldn't believe it. I drove to Vooslorus to see for myself. I was devastated."

27 Oct 13:29  

WE'VE LOST A WINNER

Fikile Mbalula: "We've lost a role, patriot and a great winner. He dedicated his life to his teams."

"Once again, my deepest condolences. Senzo was a tower amongst many"

27 Oct 13:28  

WE WILL FIND THEM - MBALULA

"These criminals can run but they can't hide. We will find them."

27 Oct 13:28  

PIRATES PRAISED

"Thank you Orlando Pirates for giving a youngster from dusty streets in South Africa a chance to shine." - Mbalula

27 Oct 13:27  

SENZO A HARD WORKER - FIKILE MBALULA

"Senzo worked for every accolade he achieved.

"He always showed good qualities of leadership." - Mbalula

27 Oct 13:27  

NO GRAVE BIG ENOUGH FOR SENZO - MBALULA

"Senzo was a star and the criminals have robbed us of his brightness."

"There is no grave big enough for Senzo."

27 Oct 13:26  

THE DEVIL HAS DUG DEEP - SPORTS MINISTER

"The devil has dug deep in our pockets taking Senzo away from us, a national asset." - Fikile Mbalula

27 Oct 13:18  

SAFA PRESS CONFERENCE UNDERWAY

27 Oct 13:13  

MEYIWA'S CELL PHONE WASN'T STOLEN - PHIYEGA

"the cellphone that was stolen didn't belong to Meyiwa and was on the charger at the time it was stolen" according to Riah Phiyega.

27 Oct 13:08  

RHOO SPEECHLESS

27 Oct 13:05  

PHIYEGA REVEALS SUSPECT INFO

"suspect info so far... Two believed to be in late twenties, one in early thirties"

"suspect info (1) tall, slender, dark with dreadlocks (2) short, dark and well built." 

27 Oct 13:02  

CAF PRESIDENT ISSA HAYATOU SHOCKED BY NEWS

"It is with shock and dismay that CAF has learnt about the passing away of South Africa and Orlando Pirates captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. Losing such a talented player and young gentlemen is a tragedy for South African and African football, and our thoughts are with his family and relatives," Hayatou said.

"Meyiwa was one of the most promising South African players and he took with great pride and responsibility his role as Captain of both the national team and his club Orlando Pirates. Words cannot express enough our sadness."

"In my personal name, on behalf of the CAF Executive Committee and the entire African football family, we present to the family of the deceased, to SAFA, to Orlando Pirates and to all those who knew Meyiwa our deepest condolences," Hayatou said.

27 Oct 12:59  

INFORMATION REWARD INCREASED

Phiyega: "R250 000 reward on offer for anyone who comes forward with info that will lead to arrests."

27 Oct 12:59  

MORE INFORMATION SHORTLY

Phiyega confirms that "identikits being out together. Will be released to media once done."

27 Oct 12:58  

POLICE BRIEFING ON MEYIWA MURDER

Commissioner Riah Phiyega is now briefing the media.

"I'm here to support GP police after this Trafic and senseless crime.

"we have a top police investigating team to head this case. 

"condolences to his family, Orlando Pirates and SA as a whole.

"investigators are back at the crime scene as we speak.

"a multi disciplinary task team has been established to investigate this case" - Phiyega

27 Oct 12:56  

MEYIWA CARRIED BAFANA - SHAKES

"We're going to miss Senzo a lot," said national team coach Shakes Mashaba.

"Let alone his goal-saving skills, he was a team player, he was everything.

"He carried the team through the Africa Cup. I don't know why there was any doubt about him being the best goalkeeper."

27 Oct 12:54  

SENZO MEYIWA FACTFILE:

Born: September 24, 1987

Place of birth: Umlazi, Durban

Position: Goalkeeper

Former clubs: Orlando Pirates juniors and Yebo Yes United (Pirates reserve team)

Orlando Pirates debut: November 8, 2006, Orlando Pirates 2-1 AmaZulu

Orlando Pirates starts: 157

International honours: Former South Africa U-17, U-20 & U-23 international; 7 Bafana Bafana caps (6 starts, 1 sub)

Bafana Bafana debut: June 2, 2013, Lesotho 0 South Africa 2

Honours: 2010 & 2011 MTN8 winner; 2011 & 2012 Absa Premiership winner; 2011 & 2014 Nedbank Cup winner; 2013 CAF Champions League runner-up

27 Oct 12:46  

ONE OF A KIND 

27 Oct 12:40  

WESTERVELD CAN'T BELIEVE IT

27 Oct 12:40   GROBLER OUTRAGED
27 Oct 12:39  

SENZO ROBBED OF RECORD

27 Oct 12:37  

FIFA PRESIDENT SENDS CONDOLENCES

27 Oct 12:36  

SASCOC SADDENED AND SHOCKED

27 Oct 12:35  

#SENZOMEYIWA TRENDING

#SenzoMeyiwa is currently trending 5th worldwide on social networking site Twitter.

27 Oct 12:32  

SOCCER JOURNALIST DISCUSSES SENZO MEYIWA STORY

We're joined in studio by Sport24 soccer expert Wade Pretorius to pay tribute to late Bafana captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, and discuss the facts around his death. 

27 Oct 12:10  

MEYIWA'S LAST TWEET


27 Oct 12:08  

ABSA PAYS TRIBUTE

“On behalf of all my Barclays Africa colleagues, I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family of Senzo Meyiwa and the entire footballing community." - Maria Ramos

27 Oct 12:07  

CONFIRMATION OF THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE SOWETO DERBY!

PSL chairman Brand De Villiers has announced Saturday's Soweto Derby will be delayed.

27 Oct 12:06  

SASCOC MOURN THE LOSS OF MEYIWA

"The South African sporting world is deeply shocked at this latest news," said SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy. 

27 Oct 12:03  

FAREWELL SENZO, THE WARRIOR!


27 Oct 12:03  

SHAKES DISTRAUGHT

27 Oct 12:01  

WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG?

27 Oct 12:00  

SENZO'S DAD IN TEARS

27 Oct 12:00  

SAPS TIP-OFF REQUEST

27 Oct 11:59  

TEARFUL TRIBUTE

27 Oct 11:50  

SWIM STAR CAMERON VAN DER BURG - TERRIBLE NEWS

27 Oct 11:49  

TRIBUTE TO MEYIWA

Senzo Meyiwa during the CAF Champions League Final 1st Leg match between Orlando Pirates and Al Ahly from Orlando Stadium. (Gallo Images)

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