Senzo Meyiwa began playing for Orlando Pirates in 2005 and went on to captain the national team
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South Africa footballer Senzo Meyiwa shot dead

Police have confirmed that South Africa's football captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead when two armed men broke into a house he was visiting in a township south east of Johannesburg.

Reports said Meyiwa may have been trying to defend his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo.

It is thought that the suspects demanded the player's mobile phone and a shot was fired after an "altercation".

A hunt is under way for the attackers, who fled on foot.

Milton Nkosi reports.

  • 27 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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