In South Africa they have not forgotten the murder of the goalkeeper and captain of their national soccer team Senzo Meyiwa on the night of October 26, 2014. Proof of this is that the South African Ministry of Security announced the arrest of five suspects of this crime that occurred in Johannesburg and that shocked the country.
South African police made the arrests Monday morning in the provinces of Gauteng (center) and KwaZulu-Natal (east) and the local media point out that one of the detainees is the one who fired the firearm that ended Meyiwa’s life.
“The South African Police Service and prosecution team are confident that they have an indisputable case against the five suspects, “reported South African Security Minister Bheki Cele in Pretoria after the police operation.
Cele explained that “since the investigations are still ongoing and new arrests cannot be ruled outWe are unable to disclose any further information. “
On October 26, 2014, armed men broke into the home of the goalkeeper’s girlfriend, the singer Kelly Khumalo, located in the Vosloorus neighborhood of Johannesburg’s East Rand, with the intent to rob. According to the details that emerged then, Meyiwa received a bullet by intervening to try to protect his girlfriend.
At the time of the crime, Meyiwa had made his debut as a goalkeeper for the South African soccer team – better known as Bafana Bafana– just one year before his death. In the weeks before the murder, the goalkeeper had consolidated not only his ownership, but also the captaincy of the national team. Meyiwa was also the captain of the Orlando Pirates, one of the most popular teams in the MLS.
His murder not only caused tremendous consternation in the country and in the world of football, but also fueled the debate on the serious problem of insecurity in South Africa. The lack of progress in the case for so many years, moreover, raised doubts on the effectiveness of the Police.
The doorman was one of the most charismatic footballers popular in South Africa, and was frequently featured in national tabloids due to its association with Kelly Khumalo.