Eight years ago, the news of Senzo Robert Meyiwa’s death sent shockwaves throughout the entire country. The soccer star was tragically shot dead during a robbery at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s house in Vosloorus.
The incident took place on October 26, 2014. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Johannesburg hospital. It was confirmed that six eyewitnesses were present on the scene at the time of the shooting, including some of his close friends.
His death occurred at a time when his career was at its peak. Meyiwa was the captain of the Orlando Pirates under former coach Vladimir Vermezovic, where he was part of the last four games before his death. The ex-goalkeeper also represented Bafana Bafana, managing to earn seven international caps.
It has since been eight years since his passing, and officials have been tirelessly working on the case hoping to crack it. Netflix is set to premiere a five-part docuseries about the tragic murder of the soccer star on April 7, 2022.
His death became the most gripping story in the history of South African sports. It still is one of the most popular at the present moment as South Africans demand answers about Meyiwa’s death and for an arrest to be made with substantial evidence to support it.
The docuseries will feature some of Meyiwa’s family members, Advocate Gerrie Nel, former Hawks head Shadrack Sibiya, and sports broadcaster Robert Marawa. Coincidentally the murder trial is also set to begin next month.
Four of the suspects charged with murdering the former shot-stopper aim to present a special plea during the trial, as they claim that they have been wrongfully accused. The question that remains to this day is, Or was Senzo Meyiwa’s death an orchestrated hit?