Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malubane has confirmed that slain Orlando Pirates fc and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa died protecting girlfriend Kelly Khumalo in her Vooslorous home last night.
Meyiwa was shot in the back and the bullet came out through his chest in an alleged robbery in a singer Kelly Khumalo’s home around 20:00 yesterday, police reports state that Meyiwa tried to jump between a gunman who had a gun pointed at Kelly Khumalo when he was shot. There were around 7 people in the house when the alleged robbery took place, according to various reports, 3 men came in the compound 2 entered the house demanded cell phones, jewellery and other valuables while one stood outside.
He was pronounced dead at arrival in Botshelong Hospital. Reports also further state that a teary Khumalo was seen driving off in Meyiwa’s BMW, leaving the hospital accompanied by few police cars.
Also the police have announced that they are ready and willing to pay up to R150 000 to anyone who will come forward with information that will lead to the arrest of Meyiwa’s killers.