Senzo Meyiwa: 'He was a brother and everything to us'

By Drum Digital
01 November 2014

Soccer star Senzo Meyiwa (27) was laid to rest today at Heroes Acre cemetery in Chesterville, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

By: Nomzamo Ngcobo

Thousands of his fans braved the rain to say goodbye to their hero at the farewell service held at the Moses Mabhida stadium.

Officials also came in their numbers, and included Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula, Patrice Motsipe, Agriculture Deputy Minister Bheki Cele, Orlando Pirates players, Kaizer Chiefs players, Safa president Danny Jordaan and Dr Irvin Khoza, just to name a few.

Speaking on behalf of Senzo's siblings at the stadium, Nomalanga Meyiwa said, "He was a brother and everything to us. He was very supportive to the family. He always wanted to see his family happy."

Minister Mbalula said Senzo was very disciplined. "Senzo will always live among us, Senzo will never die," said Mbalula.

Also speaking at the Moses Mabhida stadium, KZN Premier said, "Senzo was indeed a giant among us."

Orlando Pirates supporter, Joseph Nxeku told DRUM that he came all the way from Johannesburg to pay his last respect to Meyiwa. He said, "It's really a great loss for us Pirates supporters. I'm very hurt. May his soul rest in peace."

Music performances included Rebecca Malope, and people who attended the funeral included Ihashi Elimhlophe and Robert Marawa.

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