Senzo Meyiwa to be remembered with prayer service


Senzo Meyiwa in action

KWAZULU-NATAL - The late Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa will be remembered at a prayer service at his home in Umlazi in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday. 

Meyiwa died after being shot in a botched robbery incident at the Vosloorus home of his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo on October 26, 2014.



Police initially detained three people but they were released. Since then, no arrests were made. 

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the memorial service.

Meyiwa’s father said the pain of losing his son is unending and is made worse by the loose ends regarding the murder case. 

“Today, Senzo was killed. It is known where he was killed, the parent, the girlfriend and the sister and friends were all there. Even today they&39;re still here but no one is talking. My child died alone, my child was the only one killed”, said Meyiwa’s father, Sam Meyiwa.

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Sam Meyiwa said he still cannot understand how it was possible that his son was the only one to die on that fateful day.

"They spent his money, he took them to nice places. I wonder if his killing was planned on the 26th (October), 2014,” said Meyiwa.

He is also not happy with Orlando Pirates Chairman Irvin Khoza, whom he accuses of holding on to his son’s money.

“I don’t know what the Orlando Pirates Chairman, Irvin Khoza is doing. He is old and I respect him but he punishes me. He’s always giving promises but now when I call he doesn’t take my calls nor respond to my messages,” said Meyiwa.

Meyiwa said several private investigators approached him to help solve the case, but he just cannot afford to pay them. He said he has lost hope in the police.