It’s been exactly five years since the passing of Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa.
Meyiwa was allegedly killed by robbers at a house in Vosloorus on the east rand, Gauteng.
Five years on and there has been no justice for the Meyiwas, and the country at large.
October 26 will remain a painful reminder that Meyiwa died just 27 years old and still had a lot to give to the nation.
The fact that his father Sam died three months ago without finding closure rubs salt on the wound.
For the football community, that wound may never heal without the killers being brought to book and account for their shameful act.
For now, FARPost joins everyone in celebrating Meyia’s contribution to the local game that saw him represent the nation seven times at senior level.
SENZO MEYIWA FACT FILE
Born: September 24, 1987
Place of birth: Umlazi, Durban
Pirates debut: November 8, 2006, Orlando Pirates 2-1 AmaZulu
Pirates starts: 157
International honours: Former South Africa U-17, U-20 & U-23 international; 7 Bafana Bafana caps (6 starts, 1 sub)
Bafana debut: June 2, 2013, Lesotho 0-2 South Africa
Honours: 2010 & 2011 MTN8 winner; 2011 & 2012 Absa Premiership winner; 2011 & 2014 Nedbank Cup winner; 2013 CAF Champions League runner-up.
FARPost reporter Amahle Siphungu remembers the likeable Meyiwa…