SOUTH AFRICA: ‘ GOALKEEPER AND CAPTAIN OF NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM KILLED BY ARMED MEN ‘

#AceWorldNews – SOUTH AFRICA – October 27 – The goalkeeper and captain of South Africa’s national soccer team Senzo Meyiwa was fatally shot by armed men in the house he was staying in, police said Monday.

'South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa killed '

‘South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa killed ‘

Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed around 8pm Sunday after two gunmen entered a house in Vosloorus township, near Johannesburg, while an accomplice waited outside, the national police force said on its Twitter account.

The three assailants then fled on foot, according to the police service, which offered a reward of nearly 153,000 rands (£8,700) for information leading to arrests in the case Guardian reported.   

Police said there were seven people in the house during the attack, and that the shooting followed an altercation. Authorities said they would do everything possible to find the killers.

Senzo Meyiwa was killed Sunday after two gunmen entered a house in Vosloorus township near Johannesburg while an accomplice waited outside, AP reported.

The three assailants then fled, according to the police, which offered a reward of nearly US$14,000 for information about them.

South African soccer club Orlando Pirates confirmed Meyiwa’s death.

Meyiwa was South Africa’s captain in its four qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations this year.

Source: AP – Guardian – Twitter 

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