Orlando Pirates Football Club has released the following statement, marking the one year that has past since the tragic passing away of the former Bafana Bafana captain:
One year on from the fatal evening on which Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was murdered and there is still no word as to who was responsible for this senseless and cowardly act.
On Saturday, 25 October 2014 playing in front of their home supporters, Orlando Pirates ran riot in their Telkom Knockout Cup quarterfinal against Ajax Cape Town, defeating the Cape Town-based side 4-1.
Following the end of the match, goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa went on a lap of honour to thank the Ghost who braved the rain to rally behind the team. Afterwards, while still dressed in his goalkeeper uniform, Senzo sat on his favourite spot in the changeroom. He was quiet and seemed deep in thought; he wasn’t his usual joyful and boisterous self.
It’s only when one of the members of the kit department asked him to take off his uniform did he snap out of whatever he was thinking about, and the happy-go-lucky Senzo emerged once more.
That could he have been thinking of? That unfortunately, we will never know because just 24 hours later, Senzo was dead.
As we commemorate a year since his untimely death on that fateful night in Springs, we ask the question why and who? Orlando Pirates Football Club would like to appeal to the community at large to assist the authorities.
In every nook and cranny of this country there is a soccer supporter. So now we call on all of them to help us find who killed Senzo. Someone out there knows the truth, the truth must prevail… Justice must be served.