Sam Meyiwa dies without getting justice for his son’s murder

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Sam Meyiwa. Picture: Willem Phungula
Sam Meyiwa. Picture: Willem Phungula

Sam Meyiwa has died before seeing his son’s murderer face the music.

Senzo Meyiwa, who was an Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, was shot and killed at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s house in Vosloorus in October 2014.

Rebecca Malope sings during Senzo Meyiwa's

In January, Police Minister Bheki Cele said that the hunt for his killers was ongoing but no arrests had been made.

Since the death of his son, Meyiwa had worked tirelessly to get justice. He suffered a stroke in August last year.

Bafana Bafana announced the news of his death on Monday.


In 2015 City Press reported on how Meyiwa had lived in fear following his son’s death, after being warned by the same hit men who had killed his son that if he didn’t “keep quiet” they were going to kill him.

Read: Senzo Meyiwa’s dad lives in fear

A case of intimidation was opened.

It was also suspected soon after his murder, according to detectives who were working on the case and had spoken to City Press, that Meyiwa’s killer was known to him.

Read: ‘Senzo Meyiwa knew his killer’

Also in the house at the time of the murder was Kelly Khumalo’s four-year-old son Christian, and her and Meyiwa’s baby, Thingo, who was asleep at the time.

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