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.
Devasted to hear the news about Senzo...Pirates and SA No1 goalkeeper...our thoughts are with your family...THANK YOU TRUE BUCCANEER!!— Mark Fish (@markfish74) October 27, 2014
Rest in peace our captain - our hearts are sore we have been robbed yet again! We should be safe in our homes something must be done— Zwelinzima Vavi (@Zwelinzima1) October 27, 2014
My thoughts and prayers goes out the family of Senzo Meyiwa. May you find the comfort in the Lord during this difficult time. RIP.— Vernon Philander (@VDP_24) October 27, 2014
I&39;m utterly devastated! I can&39;t believe Senzo Meyiwa has been shot dead! An ambitious, but humble man! An immense talent! Only 27!— Duane Dell&39;Oca (@no1commentator) October 26, 2014
RIP to South Africa&39;s national team goalkeeper & Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa who has been shot dead. pic.twitter.com/PXuLYbTQIV— Transfer Sources (@TransferSources) October 26, 2014
UPDATE: Police believe South Africa football captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by home intruders demanding his cell phone. Awful. RIP.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 26, 2014
In one week,South Africa lost two sport legends, I was on the Couch with Senzo Meyiwa last week on SuperSportTV R.I.P pic.twitter.com/CWoC14f0Dr— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) October 27, 2014
MEYIWA STATEMENT: "This is a sad loss to Senzo&39;s family especially his children, to Orlando Pirates & the nation", said Chairman Dr Khoza.— Orlando Pirates FC (@Orlando_Pirates) October 26, 2014