Dilapidated and abandoned: A look at the late Senzo Meyiwa’s Adams Mission mansion. No doubt he died whilst he was in his prime. Senzo Meyiwa was a celebrated goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates FC and doubled as the national team Bafana Bafana’s first-choice goalkeeper. However, in the mix of things, he was shot dead in 2014. Years later, his death remains a mystery since no one has yet been sentenced. It’s still an ongoing murder case to date.
Senzo Meyiwa was only 30 years old at the time of his death. His untimely death undoubtedly saw many of his dreams, ambitions and plans die with him. Well, his mansion remains one of the dreams that has left Mzansi puzzled and trying to connect the dots about what happened to it.
In the wake of his newfound fame, he purchased land in the lush hills of Adams Mission, South of Durban. Sources have it that he bought the land in 2012 at a price of R30,000 and then began construction in 2013. Upon his death, he had already plashed over a million into the mansion’s construction. But what happened to it after his death?
The incomplete brick-walled mansion was to have five bedrooms, a swimming pool, and an open-plan kitchen. According to several sources, the mansion was to be a family home for the Meyiwas. Well, what’s saddening is that the beautiful architectural design never got to see the light of day as the construction plans died away with the death of Senzo.
After all, we have connected the dots about the late Senzo Meyiwa’s house, which was under construction when he died. Four years after his death, Senzo Meyiwa’s family hogged headlines when the family openly asked well-wishers to help complete the abandoned house.
A look at the late Senzo Meyiwa’s Adams Mission mansion
The family was led by his now-deceased father, Sam Meyiwa. Let’s dive into the mystery behind the mansion and what it looks like years after his death.
Sadly after the untimely death of Sam Meyiwa in 2019, residents of Adams Mission living near Senzo Meyiwa’s house called for the demolition of the incomplete building with claims that it was a hotspot for insecurity in the neighbourhood.
According to his late father, Senzo had spent about R1 million in constructing the house, and the family needed about R900,000 more to complete the home. Sadly the family had no money to continue the construction work since Senzo was the breadwinner.
Nearly eight years after his death, there seems to be a ray of hope as reports indicate that the construction of Senzo Meyiwa’s house has resumed. In October 2022, Sunday World reported that Meyiwa’s widow Mandisa Mkhize had nearly completed the home’s construction. Senzo Meyiwa’s brother revealed that Mandisa was planning on moving into the home after its completion.