Senzo Meyiwa has been shot and killed. This happened last night around 20:00 when two men entered the house in Vosloorus, where he was visiting his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo.
The 2 men were said to demand cellphones, money and other valuables, and when one of the men pointed a gun at Kelly, it was then that Senzo jumped to protect her, allegedly.
It was said that it was at that moment that he was shot from the back, with the bullet exiting his chest.
The gunmen ran after the shooting and Senzo was said to be dead by the time he got to the hospital.
Tragic news … this is what the nation woke up to on monday morning. Truly truly sad.
Who would have thought that watching him play on saturday would be the last time to see him. The nation is in morning, soccer fans are utterly shocked.
Our condolences go to his family, all those that loved him and his children. Sad that they will grow up without a father.
Kelly Khumalo is said to be going through trauma counselling for having gone through the ordeal.
The police have put a special task team to hunt down Senzo’s killers, and they have offered R150 000 for information that can help get the killers found. It is said that they have increased the money to R250 000.
People have reacted on social media with shock and disbelief as the news continues to spread, and it indeed is sad that a person can be shot dead because he is being robbed. No one should ever have to die this way.