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South Africa Captain/Goalkeeper Shot And Sadly Declared Dead On Arrival...

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South Africa captain and NO 1 goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa who played for the Orlando Pirates on Saturday and has represented the national team in their past four 2015 Africa Cup qualifiers was shot dead near Johannesburg on Sunday. Meyiwa was shot at a house in Vosloorus, a township about 20 kilometres south of the city, and declared dead on admission to hospital.

The cause of the 27-year-old's death was not given by the club, but the South African Police Service (SAPS) tweeted: "We have to brake normal protocol. We can confirm that Bucs keeper Senzo Meyiwa has been shot and sadly declared dead on arrival at hospital."

The Pirates, for who Meyiwa played on Saturday, said: "The @Orlando--Pirates family has learned with sadness of the untimely death of our number 1 keeper & captain Senzo Meyiwa."

Club chairman Dr Irvin Khoza added: "This is a sad loss to Senzo's family especially his children, to Orlando Pirates & the nation."

The death of the national football team captain is the second tragedy to hit South African sport within three days after former world 800m athletics champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi died on Friday in a car crash.

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