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SA Rugby shocked by Meyiwa's death

2014-10-27 10:40
Senzo Meyiwa (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Monday paid its respects to Senzo Meyiwa, captain of Bafana Bafana who was tragically killed on Sunday evening.

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Oregan Hoskins, President of SARU, said Meyiwa’s death marked a very sad day for South Africa, and sport in this country. The Bafana Bafana captain was 27 years old when he was shot dead on Sunday evening.

“The loss of any life is sad and tragic and along with the South African Football Association and everyone else in South African sport we’d like to pay our respects to Senzo today,” said Hoskins.

“Our hearts go out to his family and friends, as well as his Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates team-mates on a very sad day. Senzo was still a young man and he was one of the stars in a South African soccer team on the up recently.”

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers also paid his respects to Mayiwa.

“Senzo's death is very tragic and unnecessary,” said De Villiers.

“He was one of those sportsmen who came through the ranks and worked very hard to get to the top. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and team-mates on this very sad day for South African sport.”

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