Senzo Meyiwa’s tombstone was destroyed

indafrica June 7, 2022
Updated 2022/06/07 at 7:13 AM

Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa’s tombstone has been vandalised, to the anguish of his family.

The tombstone which was recently unveiled at the Mayville Heroes Acre in Durban, was found destroyed back in 2020 soon after it was eracted.

Family spokesperson Siyabonga Meyiwa said they were shattered and shocked by the incident.
Speaking to News24 on Saturday, (December 2020) Meyiwa said a Durban metro municipal employee had informed the family.

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“We were called by a municipal employee who told us that Senzo’s tombstone has been vandalised. The man said he didn’t know when it was destroyed, but he only found out this morning while working at the cemetery.

“We are disappointed and don’t know what is happening and why would a person in his right mind vandalise a tombstone. It is an act of crime as far as we can see. We don’t know what motivated the person to damage Senzo’s tombstone,” said Meyiwa.

Meyiwa said Senzo’s mother Ntombifuthi Meyiwa was unhappy, as was the entire family.

“We were also told that it was not only Senzo’s tombstone that was destroyed – there is another next to it that was also damaged,” said Meyiwa.

The family vowed to lay criminal charges on Sunday.
The tombstone was unveiled in November by the South African Football Association.

The footballer was shot and killed in a robbery on 26 October 2014, while visiting his musician girlfriend Kelly Khumalo at her parental home in Vosloorus.

Meyiwa m urder accused – Muzikawukhulelwa S’Tembu Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphisa and Sifokuhle Nkani Sifiso Ntuli – had so far appeared twice in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court.

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