Sam Meyiwa, the father of the late Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa – who was shot and killed in October 2014 – died an angry man.
This was revealed by family spokesperson Sfiso Meyiwa, confirming the death of his dad who died early yesterday morning at Prince Mshiyeni Hospital in Umlazi, Durban.
“Since the death of Senzo, my father has never been the same again. His death tore him apart,” Sfiso told Sowetan yesterday.
“Late last year, he suffered a stroke. From there onwards his health deteriorated and he was in and out of hospital.”
He said his father’s condition had worsened since last month.
“We suspect that his condition was exacerbated by the fact that the killers who killed my brother were never caught,” Sfiso said.
“He died slowly inside. Yesterday, he was again rushed to hospital after suffering a second stroke. He was declared dead early this morning [yesterday].”
Senzo was shot and killed by unknown assailants while at the home of his girlfriend, singer Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus on the East Rand.
The couple had a daughter together. It has been five years since his tragic death and no arrests have been made. His father had strongly pleaded on various platforms for his son’s killers to be found, to no avail.
Earlier this year, police minister Bheki Cele vowed police would make a breakthrough “in the not very distant future” and catch his killers.