Senzo died protecting Kelly

By admin
27 October 2014

Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa took a bullet for his girlfriend, singer Kelly Khumalo, it has been reported.

A photo posted by Kelly Khumalo (@kelly_khumalo) on

The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain was shot dead at about 8pm in Vosloorus on Sunday.

'Senzo tried to protect Kelly because one of the men had a gun pointed towards her'

"Two guys entered the house and demanded cellphones, money and other valuables," Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malubane said at Khumalo's in Vooslorus on the East Rand, where the shooting reportedly took place, according to Times Live. "Senzo tried to protect Kelly because one of the men had a gun pointed towards her.” The bullet reportedly went through Senzo's back, exiting through his chest, Nkosi-Malubane said. The soccer star died at the scene.

A photo posted by Kelly Khumalo (@kelly_khumalo) on

Kelly posted this picture of Senzo, herself (back) and her sister just hours before the murder.

Kelly and Senzo have one child together. Senzo also leave behind an estranged wife, with whom he also has one child.

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega is expected to brief media at midday today.

"At 12 o'clock [noon], the national commissioner will address the media," Brigadier Neville Malila said.

"There is nothing further to say until then."

The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain was shot dead at about 8pm in Vosloorus on Sunday.

Malila would not confirm earlier whether Meyiwa was at his girlfriend, singer and actress Kelly Khumalo's home.

No arrests had yet been made and police were investigating a case of murder.

The SA Police Service tweeted on Sunday: "There were seven people inside the house. Two suspects went into the house, one remained outside. The three fled on foot after the shooting."

Earlier on Monday, police offered a R150 000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest of the killers.

Additional source: timeslive.co.za

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