The memorial tombstone of late former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has been vandalised.
It was unveiled on November 10 at Chesterville Heroes Acre cemetery by SAFA president Dr. Danny Jordaan and other Bafana Bafana players.
Meyiwa was gunned down in 2014 by assailants at the home of his then-girlfriend, actress Kelly Khumalo. South Africa football Association (SAFA) launched an investigation into the matter after pictures of the desecrated monument flooded social media revealing the full destruction caused by the vandals.
SAFA spokesman Dominic Chimhavi who expressed disappointments, vowed to unravel the faces behind this invasion.
“We’ve learned about this with disappointment and disgust at the news. We are so disappointed by the lack of respect shown to our former Bafana Bafana captain,”
“It’s a disgrace that people don’t respect cemeteries. We will get more information and take it from there. It’s really disappointing.”
On the 26th of October 2020, South African Minister of Police Bheki Cele confirmed the arrest of five suspects linked with Meyiwa’s murder.
Cele announced in an official statement that SAPS have a ‘watertight’ case and evidence against the five unnamed suspects, who were detained same day.