President Zuma sends condolences on the passing of Bafana goalkeeper Mr Senzo Meyiwa

27 October 2014

Photo of: President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma has expressed shock, sadness and outrage at the death of South African National Football Team, Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain, Mr Senzo Meyiwa who was gunned down in Voslorus in the south of Johannesburg last night.

"We mourn the death of this young footballer and team leader whose life has been taken away at the prime of his career. The law enforcement authorities must leave no stone unturned in finding his killers and bring them to justice. Words cannot express the nation's shock at this loss. We wish to extend, on behalf of government and all the people of South Africa, our words of condolence to his family and relatives, his friends and peers in the football game, his club Orlando Pirates and our national soccer team as well as the football fraternity as a whole. May his soul rest in peace," said President Zuma.

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Issued by: The Presidency

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