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Senzo Meyiwa is no more!

Senzo Meyiwa (27) was a South African footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates in the Premier Soccer League, and for the South Africa national team.

Meyiwa made his debut for South Africa on 2 June 2013 in a 2–0 away victory against Lesotho. He was included in the South African squad led by manager Gordon Igesund for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but made no appearances. For the 2015 Africa Cup

of Nations qualification, he played three times, with his last match being a 0–0 draw against Congo.

Meyiwa was in action on Saturday night when he helped the Buccaneers defeat Ajax Cape Town 4-1 at the Orlando Stadium in their Telkom Knockout quarter-final.

He had been a star for Bafana Bafana in recent months, and in the four AFCON qualifiers played to date he was yet to concede a goal, and captained the team in the absence of regular 'keeper and skipper, Itumeleng Khune.

“We have to break normal protocol. We can confirm that Bucs keeper Senzo Meyiwa has been shot and sadly declared dead on arrival at hospital,” said the SA Police Services official Twitter feed.

There were 7 people inside the house. Two suspects went into the house, one remained outside. The 3 fled on foot after the shooting

The incident happened at around 20h00, Zamo Section in Vosloorus. Reward of up to R250 000 is on offer for any info that can lead to arrest, the SA Police Services confirmed.

Spotlight sends its condolences to the friends and family and supporters of Meyiwa and Orlando Pirates.

It was the second death of a South African sportsman in a matter of days, after former 800m Olympic silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash on Friday.

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