Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The captain of South Africa's national soccer team was fatally shot when armed men broke into the house where he was staying
Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed after two gunmen entered a house in Vosloorus township near Johannesburg while an accomplice waited outside, the national police force says. The three assailants then fled on foot. Police say that there were seven people in the house during the attack, and the shooting followed an "altercation." South African soccer club Orlando Pirates said in a statement that it "has learned with sadness about the untimely death of our number one goalkeeper and current captain." The death of the 27-year-old "is a sad loss whichever way you look at it — to Senzo's family, his extended family, Orlando Pirates, and to the nation," the team's chairman said. South Africa has one of the highest murder rates in the world.