Senzo Meyiwa‘s family had a moment to smile this month after a new tombstone for their late son was erected. October has usually brought bad memories as their son died on the 24th of October six years ago, but it could be different this year.
The late Orlando Pirates goalkeeper’s brother Sfiso Meyiwa said The South African Football Association (SAFA) did as they promised and delivered the tombstone yesterday.
SAFA intervened after the first tombstone the family erected was taken by the supplier after they failed to pay for it.
Duke Gwala, director of Maphinda Funeral Services said at the time that he removed the tombstone after being instructed by Senzo’s wife Ntombifuthi.
“Today it is beautiful and important to the family. We are so happy seeing all this happen,” Sfiso told local magazine Drum.
The Bafana Bafana captain died in 2014 during an alleged attempted robbery after he was shot.
In August, it was reported that one of the suspects confessed to killing Senzo and implicated his ex-partner Kelly Khumalo for masterminding Meyiwa’s death. The police denied arresting suspects in the case.
Sam Meyiwa, the late goalkeeper’s father died before his son’s case was solved.
Police minister Bheki Cele promised progress on the case in August but there hasn’t been a movement in the case.
Sfiso acknowledged public support but piled pressure on the police to act to bring the matter to closure.
“What will give us peace as a family is seeing his killers go to jail and monies for his children finally sorted out,” Sfiso said.
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