South African football captain to be buried in home town

South African football captain to be buried in home town
Senzo Meyiwa

South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa will be buried on Saturday in his home town of Umlazi after he was shot dead in an apparent robbery.

Meyiwa’s club the Orlando Pirates announced plans for his funeral today. It said it will be partly organised by the local government in the province of Kwazulu-Natal.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper was shot and killed in an apparent house robbery in Vosloorus township near Johannesburg on Sunday, leading to an outpouring of dismay and anger in South Africa.

Police have launched a huge operation to find three suspects in the killing.

Top South African sporting officials including sports minister Fikile Mbalula, football association president Danny Jordaan and national team coach Ephraim Mashaba are planning to visit Meyiwa’s family today to offer their condolences.

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