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Meyiwa funeral arrangements confirmed

2014-10-28 13:37
Senzo Meyiwa (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Orlando Pirates and national team goalkeeper and captain, Senzo Meyiwa, will be buried in his home town Umlazi in Durban on Saturday, November 1.

On Monday, the Chairperson of Orlando Pirates, Irvin Khoza, was received by Premier Senzo Mchunu, his Deputy Willies Mchunu and Cabinet including the Secretary General of the ANC in KZN Sihle Zikalala, who all joined in a visit to the Meyiwa family in Umlazi.

The provincial ‎government of KZN is finalising the status of the funeral, according to SAFA's website.

When asked about the visit to the Meyiwa family yesterday, Khoza said: “Senzo was like a son to me. He came to Orlando Pirates in his mid-teens. It was heart-warming to see the KwaZulu-Natal leadership ‎put aside their busy diaries to join in visiting the Meyiwa family.

“I left ‎Gauteng with the strength I received from the football family. SAFA, the PSL, its clubs and its sponsor ABSA, were strengthened by the Minister of Sport, Mr Fikile Mbalula, in demonstrating through actions that it could not be “business as usual."

Whereas a consideration was made to hold the funeral on Sunday to accommodate Mbulaeni Mulaudzi’s funeral that is being held on the same day in Limpopo, it is in the granting of the Meyiwa family’s wish, that the Saturday date was confirmed.

On Tuesday, the Meyiwa family will be in Johannesburg to identify Meyiwa's body to prepare for his repatriation to Durban.

Further details will be provided in due course.


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