South Africa’s goalkeeper shot dead

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Published: Monday 27th October 2014 by The News Editor

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South Africa’s international goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has been shot dead, police have announced.

Two gunmen entered a house in Vosloorus township, near Johannesburg, while an accomplice waited outside, before fleeing on foot after the 37 year old had been shot, the South African Police Service (SAPS) said on its Twitter account.

And the national force said a reward of 150,000 rand, around £8,500, had been offered for any information leading to an arrest.

A series of tweets from 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.

“Info at this stage is that 7 men entered the house. There was an altercation. #SenzoMeyiwa was shot. Suspects fled on foot.

“The incident happened at around 20h00, Zamo Section in Vosloorus. Reward of up to R150 000 is on offer 4 any info that can lead to arrest.”

His club, Orlando 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: Monday 27th October 2014 by The News Editor

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