Senzo Meyiwa to be laid to rest on Saturday

2014-10-28 14:45

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Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa will be buried in Umlazi, Durban, on Saturday, his club Orlando Pirates said.

Meyiwa was shot dead while visiting his girlfriend in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, on Sunday evening.

Pirates chairperson Irvin Khoza and KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu visited the Meyiwa family in Umlazi, Durban, yesterday.

“Senzo was like a son to me. He came to Orlando Pirates in his mid-teens,” Khoza said in a statement.

“It was heart-warming to see the KwaZulu-Natal leadership put aside their busy diaries to join in visiting the Meyiwa family.”

Pirates said they had asked the family to consider holding the funeral on Sunday because Olympic silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi’s funeral was due to be held in Limpopo on Saturday.

However, they deferred to the Meyiwa family’s wish that the funeral remain on Saturday, the club said.

Further details would be provided in due course.

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