Fans shocked by Bafana captain's murder

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Senzo Meyiwa of Orlando Pirates during Absa Premiership Cup match between Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows on the 09 August 2014 at Orlando Stadium.

Senzo Meyiwa of Orlando Pirates during Absa Premiership Cup match between Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows on the 09 August 2014 at Orlando Stadium.

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Senzo Meyiwa of Orlando Pirates during Absa Premiership Cup match between Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows on the 09 August 2014 at Orlando Stadium.

Senzo Meyiwa of Orlando Pirates during Absa Premiership Cup match between Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows on the 09 August 2014 at Orlando Stadium.

JOHANNESBURG – Soccer fans have been waking up on Monday morning to the news that Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa has been murdered.

The soccer player was shot dead when armed men stormed into his girlfriend’s house in Vosloorus last night.

Police say two suspects entered the house -- one staying outside --  and all three then fled on foot after the shooting.

A reward of R150,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Meyiwa&39;s killers.

On Saturday night, the goalkeeper captained a cup match for his club, Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium.

Meyiwa’s girlfriend is singer and actress Kelly Khumalo, former girlfriend of controversial hip hop star Jub Jub Molemo Maarohanye. She has a son with Maarohanye.

Khumalo and Meyiwa recently went public with their relationship. Meyiwa is married to Mandisa Mkhize, but fell in love with Khumalo.

He did not tell her he was married until five months into their relationship – by which time Khumalo was pregnant. She has a baby with Meyiwa.

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega will hold a press briefing into the murder later on Monday.

* Stanton Fredericks spoke to eNCA and shared his memories of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa.