Senzo Meyiwa's family gets R2-million from insurance


Johannesburg - The football fraternity is trying to come to terms with the death of soccer star Senzo Meyiwa. Coaches, local club owners and soccer administrators have gathered to remember the goalkeeper.

JOHANNESBURG - Senzo Meyiwa&39;s three children are set to benefit from the Premier Soccer League insurance policy.

The R4-million pay-out will be equally shared by Orlando Pirates and the Meyiwa family.

The family can close this chapter, as they anxiously await the outcome of the former Bafana Bafana captain’s murder investigation.

In terms of the policy, half the amount will be paid to his former club, Orlando Pirates‚ and the other half to his family.

The PSL and Orlando Pirates covered the premiums for the policy.

“We claim our 50 percent. It&39;s the expenses that we do not claim, because I think the expenses are way over five/six hundred thousand, so we thought it&39;s not necessary to claim those expenses, especially as a contribution to the spirit of Senzo and the way he addressed himself as a benchmark. And the reward for Senzo, for his honesty, was to be the captain of Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana until his passing, there can be no better benchmark than that one,” said Orlando Pirates chairman, Irvin Khoza.

“I&39;ve got confidence in the police that they (will) do everything in their power to resolve this matter, it has taken too long but it&39;s not an easy case. But we hope that now that they&39;ve got a new team, with the reconstruction of the scene, it might come up with solutions. I think it&39;s very important, because Senzo did not deserve to die this way.”

Meyiwa was shot dead in his girlfriend&39;s house in Vosloorus in October 2014.

No one has been charged with the murder yet.