Senzo Meyiwa's special moments
An acrobat in the sky, the late Senzo Meyiwa also had moves off the soccer field.
JOHANNESBURG - The shooting of 27-year-old Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain on Sunday night has shocked South Africa and the world.
The football star was shot in the back at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo's Vosloorus home on the East Rand.
Singer Khumalo, Meyiwa and at least three other people were in the house at the time two gunmen stormed in, shooting and killing the goal keeper in what appears to be an altercation, while another waited outside.
It's understood that the suspects made off with just one cellphone.
An acrobat in the sky, Meyiwa also had moves off the soccer field.
Some just couldn't keep up.
There has been an outpouring of messages from the sporting community.
Former Bafana Bafana teammate Andile Jali took to Twitter to express his shock at the news.
Still can't believe that I have lost a friend in my life 😭😭🙏RIP my friend I will never understand pic.twitter.com/Et0W8rjZRI
- aj15jali (@andilejali870) October 27, 2014
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard expressed his condolences via the social network.
RIP Senzo Meyiwa, the South African captain who was tragically shot dead earlier today, my prayers go to his family YNWA!!
- Steven Gerrard (@iSteven8Gerrard) October 27, 2014
Former Charlton and Bafana Bafana player Shaun Bartlett
Waking up to another senseless killing. RIP Senzo Meyiwa
- Shaun Bartlett (@shaunbart9) October 27, 2014
Former Springbok rugby captain Corne Krige too felt the death of Meyiwa.
Shocked by the tragic news of Senzo Meyiwas passing. As a nation we must start standing up against violent crime. Prayers go out to family!
- CorneKrige (@CorneKrige6) October 27, 2014