Senzo Meyiwa given a KZN official funeral, ceremony at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban

Senzo Meyiwa‘s funeral service was held on Saturday November 1, 2014 at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, he was later buried at Chesterville’s “Heroes Acre” cemetery in an official KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) provincial funeral. Google+

Senzo Meyiwa Funeral Moses Mabhida StadiumSenzo Meyiwa, a goalkeeper and captain for Orlando Pirates and South African Senior Men’s National (Bafana Bafana), was shot and pronounced dead on arrival at hospital on Sunday October 26, 2014 in Vosloorus in the East Rand in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

Tens of thousands of mourners and football followers packed the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban to pay tribute, bid farewell and celebrate Senzo Meyiwa‘s life.

Thousands carried pictures of the slain goalkeeper and wore black and red of Orlando Pirates.

Mourners gathered there watched as Senzo Meyiwa’s coffin was driven into the stadium and cried as the videos of Meyiwa were played.

All gathered at Moses Mabhida Stadium followed by the theme that Senzo Meyiwa‘s be celebrated.

KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu, speaking at the funeral service of Senzo Meyiwa, was quoted saying “Let us not be here to mourn his passing but to celebrate the life of an Umlazi-born hero”.

South Africa Football Association president Danny Jordaan acknowledged the depth of the pain the Meyiwa family faced in the wake of Senzo’s passing.

Danny Jordaan said that he was praying for Meyiwa’s father, Samuel Meyiwa, in the hope that his heart would be healed after the loss of his son.

Kaizer Chiefs founder and chairman, Kaizer Motaung, was quoted saying “This is a heavy blow for us as the soccer fraternity. Senzo was our son, we have lost a great talent and a great play. But most of all, we have lost a son”.

In attendance, among others were chairman of Orlando Pirates Irvin Khoza, Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula, Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba and Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

President Jacob Zuma ordered that national flags be flown at half-mast in the KwaZulu-Natal province on November 1, 2014 (the day of the funeral) in honor Senzo Meyiwa.

 

 

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