South Africa goalkeeper shot dead

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Published: Sunday 26th October 2014 by The News Editor

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South Africa international goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has died, his club Orlando Pirates have announced.

The cause of the 27-year-old’s death was not given by the club, but the South African Police Service (SAPS) said that he had been shot in Vosloorus, a town 20 miles south of Johannesburg on Sunday.

A tweet from the SAPS read: “We have to brake (sic) normal protocol. We can confirm that Bucs keeper Senzo Meyiwa has been shot and sadly declared dead on arrival at hospital.”

The Pirates, for who Meyiwa played on Saturday, then said: “The @Orlando_Pirates family has learned with sadness of the untimely death of our number 1 keeper & captain Senzo Meyiwa.”

Club chairman Dr Irvin Khoza added: “This is a sad loss to Senzo’s family especially his children, to Orlando Pirates & the nation.”

Published: Sunday 26th October 2014 by The News Editor

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