Local celebrities and sports stars have flooded social media with tributes for the late Bafana captain, Senzo Meyiwa, who was gunned down trying to protect his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo last night.
The hashtag #SenzoMeyiwa is currently trending on Twitter in SA.
The 27-year-old goalie was shot dead on Sunday evening in Vosloorus and declared dead on the scene, according to police.
Senzo and Kelly have a seven-month-old baby girl, Thingo. Judging from their Instagram pictures, the couple were very much in love. Senzo also leaves behind his estranged wife, Mandisa, their child and his parents.
In one week,South Africa lost two sport legends, I was on the Couch with Senzo Meyiwa last week on SuperSportTV R.I.P pic.twitter.com/CWoC14f0Dr — RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) October 27, 2014
Woke up to the shocking news of the passing of Senzo Meyiwa. Usishiyile isikhala bhutwam' ulale ngoxolo. Prayers to the family #RIPSenzo — Minenhle Dlamini (@MinnieDlamini) October 27, 2014
Saddened to wake up here in New Zealand and hear such horrific news about the passing of Senzo Meyiwa. @officialo... pic.twitter.com/KUUdk88wcQ — Wayne Parnell (@WayneParnell) October 27, 2014
You wouldn't care for anyone's life if you were paid R4000 pm so why do you expect others to do SO . FIX THE SAPS #SenzoMeyiwa — Zelda la Grange (@ZeldalaGrangeSA) October 27, 2014
Deeply saddened by the death of Senzo Meyiwa. My condolences to his family, Orlando Pirates and Dr Khoza. Let's find these bastards soon. — MMusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) October 27, 2014
The death of Senzo Meyiwa is extremely sad and disturbing. Spare a thought and a prayer for Kelly too. Heartbreaking — AKA (@akaworldwide) October 27, 2014
Senzo Meyiwa is dead! Am at a loss for words! What society are we living in! The death of humanity! Anarchy set loose! Senzo lives in memory — Vusi Pikoli (@VusiPikoli) October 27, 2014
He laughed so hard and so genuinely here last week on #TNL, I doubt he knew how to be fake. Tragic. RIP Senzo qhawe. pic.twitter.com/UXHRyFEsD9 — robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) October 26, 2014
RIP my friend .They say there is always another player . To me there will never be another Senzo .Thank You my Buddy pic.twitter.com/eJ5kofGceW — Roger De Sa (@RogerDe_Sa) October 27, 2014