Senzo Meyiwa remembered by his country and his hometown of Umlazi, Durban

Senzo Meyiwa was remembered today on October 30, 2014  by his country of South Africa, his football colleagues and his hometown of Umlazi in Durban. Google+

Senzo Meyiwa The Great Son of Umlazi, a poster with Senzo Meyiwa's face on the back of the taxi in Umlazi, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaA memorial service was held today at Standard Bank Arena  in Johannesburg where Senzo Meyiwa‘s family including his father Samuel “Sam” Meyiwa and his mother Ntombifuthi Meyiwa were in attendance.

The memorial service was organized by the South African sports ministry to pay tribute to:

Senzo Meyiwa, a Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain who was shot and killed on Sunday night of October 26, 2014 in Vosloorus.

Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, a former men’s 800 metres world champion South African middle distance runner who died in a car crash on Friday October 24, 2014 in Witbank.

Phindile Mwelase, a South African boxer who died from injuries sustained during a boxing match. She died on Tuesday October 28, 2014 at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.

The memorial service was also attended by; Nelson Mandela‘s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula, SA Football Association president Danny Jordaan, Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, Kaizer Chiefs injury-sidelined captain and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and Orlando Pirates veteran defender Lucky Lekgwathi.

Speaking about Senzo Meyiwa at the memorial service, Itumeleng Khune was quoted saying “Senzo and I share the same story of fighting for the number one jersey, coming from rural areas as young boys to being where we are today because we dreamt of taking over from the great legends such as Brian Baloyi and Williams Okpara back in the days – they used to make the Derby something all South Africans should be proud of”.

Orlando Pirates long serving defender and double treble winning captain Lucky Lekgwathi was quoted saying “Senzo came to Orlando Pirates as a small boy and he left us as a big man. He was very popular amongst the players, both ours and the opponents”.

Lucky Lekgwathi continued “He was a professional who showed dedication and patience. He knew what he came here for and he did it. He was the best. In our lifetime we are touched by certain people and occasions. It’s those memories that we will hold onto”.

Senzo Meyiwa‘s life continues to be celebrated across the country and his hometown of Umlazi ahead of his funeral which will be held in his hometown.

Meanwhile the investigation into his death is underway, as of October 30, 2014 there has been no arrests.

Furthermore; Senzo Meyiwa‘s father’s (Samuel “Sam” Meyiwa) quest to recover his son’s belongings from girlfriend Kelly Khumalo have reportedly yielded no results as she (Kelly Khumalo) is no to be found.

 

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