Sibusiso Vilakazi: Robbers asked for me

A second Bafana Bafana player has been targeted in an armed robbery.

Midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi’s parents were held up on Saturday while he slept in a cottage on the property.

The close shave came just days after goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead in a botched robbery at the home of his girlfriend on October 26.

Vilakazi was Meyiwa’s roommate in recent national team camps and claims the robbers asked for him specifically, but his parents would not disclose that he was sleeping in the cottage behind the house.

The 24-year-old South African player of the year, who plays for Wits, lost some clothes and his parents had jewellery and household items stolen.

“I was sleeping in one of the rooms at the back. They asked about my whereabouts and wanted the keys to my car,” he was quoted in local media.

“My mother, father and young brother were held hostage by the criminals. They took cash, a TV set, a music system, wedding rings from my parents and some of my clothing.

“Everything happened when I was sleeping and I didn’t hear anything. Imagine if I woke up and went in what would have happened. I’m still hurt and trying to recover from what happened to Senzo Meyiwa.”

Vilakazi was yesterday named in the South Africa squad for the African Nations Cup qualifiers home to Sudan (November 15) and away in Nigeria (November 19).

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