Absa Premiership

Highway to be renamed after Senzo?

2014-10-30 10:41
Senzo Meyiwa (Supplied)
Senzo Meyiwa (Supplied)
Cape Town - The National Freedom Party Youth Movement (NFPYM) has called for the Mangosuthu Highway in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal to be renamed after the late Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa, reports KickOff.com website.

"As the NFPYM, we humbly request the municipality to honour our fallen hero by renaming Mangosuthu Highway in Umlazi after this national icon," Secretary General Busi Tshabalala said in the statement.

"We are of the view that this will be a befitting honour for this humble being, who was always patriotic in every respect."

Meyiwa was shot dead at his girlfriend's house in Vosloorus east of Johannesburg late on Sunday evening, during what has been described as a botched robbery.

Tshabalala said that Meyiwa was an extraordinary man who achieved so much coming from a township like Umalzi.

"He inspired confidence and was a role model to upcoming youth. As young people we looked up to him and he left a legacy that will stay with us for decades to come.

"It's for this reason that as the NFPYM, we feel that the least we can do remember this young man is to have Mangosuthu highway renamed after him.”


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