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South Africa football captain Senzo Meyiwa shot dead


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South Africa’s football captain and goalkeeper
Senzo Meyiwa has died after being shot, police
say, BBC reports.
He was reportedly attacked after men entered
his girlfriend’s house in Vosloorus, south of
The 27-year-old played for Orlando Pirates and
had played in South Africa’s last four Africa Cup
of Nations qualifiers.
On Saturday, he was in action for his club, when
they progressed to the semi-finals of the South
African League Cup.

Orlando Pirates beat Ajax Cape Town 4-1.
In a statement, the South African Police Service
said two men had entered the house, around
20:00 (18:00 GMT). A third man remained
All three fled on foot after shots were fired, in
what local media reports say was an attempted
burglary. One of the men had reportedly
demanded Meyiwa’s mobile phone.
A reward of about $14,000 has been offered for
information leading to the suspects’ arrest.
Meyiwa was declared dead on arrival at the

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