Meyiwa was gunned down on Sunday evening at his girlfriends’ house in Vosloorus in what is suspected to be a robbery gone horribly wrong.
The Premier Soccer League has confirmed that the only match that will be postponed will be the Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, with a new date be announced at a later stage.
— Kokwele M. Phillix (@Matome_Kay) October 27, 2014
Life is unpredictable I still can't believe it even now I think the PSl should postpone all this coming weekend matches #RIPSenzoMeyiwa
— Tebogo Masilo (@steveegee_38217) October 26, 2014
Dear PSL: Postpone all weekend fixtures to give all players a chance to go bury their colleague, You'll still make the money another time.
— Vho-Courage (@Mpheni_C) October 29, 2014
Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza wrote to the PSL and Safa to move the derby in the wake of Meyiwa’s passing, and it was on these grounds the league decided to move the match forward.
“We wrote a letter to the PSL and to Safa,” said Khoza, “with a plea to request postponement of the match with Kaizer Chiefs,” he said.
“I spoke to my colleague Kaizer Motaung before sending this letter. He concurred with me. We feel that as administrators of football it would be insensitive of us to continue with this game”
Social media was supportive of this decision.
Good decision by the PSL to postpone the Soweto derby. The leadership of our people always come through in these trying times.
— Thato Bosoga (@ThatoB_) October 27, 2014
Its a good decision from SAFA to postpone the soweto derby. We respect Meyiwa our captain. RIP MEYIWA
— Mfundo Hlophe (@HlopheMfu) October 27, 2014
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