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Meyiwa: Bucs players inconsolable

2014-10-27 13:02
Senzo Meyiwa (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - 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, who was shot dead on Sunday evening.

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The late Pirates and Bafana Bafana captain and goalkeeper died after an alleged robbery in Vosloorus.

Hours after his untimely death, the entire club and doyens from the football fraternity came together to remember the slain star.

Desolate Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza said Meyiwa's legacy would live on for "eternity".

"His contribution will not be forgotten. It's a sad day indeed for all of us. We are all in mourning for the late Senzo," Khoza said.

"We have lost a great human being and a great leader."

Khoza said the culprits who committed the atrocious crime should be brought to book.

"We need to assist the police to find the people who are behind this murder."

Kaizer Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung could not hold back his tears as he remembered Meyiwa.

"For me this is a national tragedy. As a parent I know what it's like to lose one of your own. His career was blossoming. He was at the prime of his career," Motaung said.

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, who was in a doleful state, spoke highly of Meyiwa.

"He was a patient person who waited until good things came to him. He had to wait his turn at Pirates and in the national team. Senzo was a kind soul who did not deserve to be killed," Mashaba said.

"I've never seen him angry with any of his team-mates. He will always be our leader."

Out of respect for Meyiwa, the Soweto derby scheduled for Saturday was postponed until further notice.

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