Cape Town - Exactly one year has passed since the tragic death of Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.
The Soweto club are demanding answers as to who was responsible for the "senseless and cowardly act" and on Monday issued a statement pleading for help in finding out the truth behind Meyiwa's murder.
Orlando Pirates statement on the matter:
One year on from the fatal evening on which Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was murdered; and there is still no word as to who was responsible for this senseless and cowardly act.
On Saturday, 25 October 2014 playing in front of their home supporters, Orlando Pirates ran riot in their Telkom Knockout Cup quarterfinal against Ajax Cape Town; defeating the Cape Town based side 4-1.
Following the end of the match, goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa went on a lap of honour to thank the Ghost who braved the rain to rally behind the team. Afterwards, while still dressed in his goalkeeper uniform, Senzo sat on his favourite spot in the change room. He was quiet and seemed deep in thought; he wasn’t his usual joyful and boisterous self…its only when one of the members of the kit department asked him to take off his uniform did he snap out of whatever he was thinking about, and the happy-go-lucky Senzo emerged once more.
What could he have been thinking of? THAT unfortunately, we will never know because just 24 hours later, Senzo was dead.
The nation’s number one goalkeeper had been shot, shot and killed allegedly by robbers who – to date, have not been caught.
As we commemorate a year since his untimely death on that fateful night in Springs, we ask the question WHY and WHO?
Why was this father of two, shot and killed and Who was on the other end of that gun that killed a father, brother, and team-mate?
Justice must be served! The killers of Senzo Meyiwa need to be brought to book and this will not happen until those who know the truth, come forward and inform the relevant authorities about the series of events on that fateful Sunday evening on October 26, 2014.
Orlando Pirates Football Club would like to appeal to the community at large to assist the authorities.
In every nook and cranny of this country there is a soccer supporter. So now we call on all of them to help us find who killed Senzo.
Someone out there knows the truth, the truth must prevail…Justice must be served.