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29 Jul 2019
9:19 am

Sam Meyiwa passes on five years after Senzo’s murder

Citizen reporter

The slain Bafana star's father's health suffered a bad turn, with the murder remaining unsolved.

Sam Meyiwa listens as Dr Irvin Khoza announce Senzo Meyiwa's insurance payout during the PSL Chairman press conference at PSL Headquarters on April 13, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

The father of late Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has passed on after struggling with illness.

Last year, Meyiwa was rushed to Prince Mshiyeni Hospital in Umlazi after his health took a turn for the worse. He suffered a stroke.

His son’s murder case remains unresolved.

According to reports, Meyiwa had not been well since the death of Senzo, who was mysteriously shot dead at the home of his musician girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, in what is believed to have been a robbery in Vosloorus, Johannesburg, in 2014.

Police Minister Bheki Cele has said that Senzo’s murder case has been a priority for police to investigate and was placed within the top five cases that needed to be attended to.

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