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SASCOC Mourn loss of Bafana Bafana star
- Updated: October 27, 2014
SASCOC on Monday mourned the death of a second top South African sportsman in the space of three days.
Still coming to grips with Friday’s news that Olympic track athlete Mbulaeni Mulaudzi had died in a car crash, the country now reels at the passing of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates soccer star Senzo Meyiwa.
Goalkeeper Meyiwa, 27, died in a shooting incident in Vosloorus in the East Rand on Sunday evening.
‘The South African sporting world is deeply shocked at this latest news,’ said SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy. ‘To lose two sporting icons such as these gentlemen in the space of just a few days has rocked the very fibre of the national sports family. Our hearts go out to Senzo Meyiwa’s family, friends as well as his footballing teammates.’
Added SASCOC President Gideon Sam: “There are no words to describe our shock and anger. A captain of a national team is respected and adored wherever he goes, but in our country he is hunted down. Outrageous!
‘We share in your sorrow Chairman and be strong at this dark hour, because the whole Pirates family is looking up to you now.’
‘Our deepest condolences from the sports movement in this country,” Sam concluded.