Social media abuzz with tributes for Senzo Meyiwa
The death of the star has been trending on social media with international stars expressing shock & sadness.
The 27-year-old goalkeeper was shot and killed by armed men at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo's house in Vosloorus on the East Rand on Sunday night.
On Instagram on Monday, Spanish National Captain Iker Casillas posted a picture of Meyiwa holding up the Real Madrid man's jersey, which they exchanged recently when Bafana Bafana played against Spain.
The post already has 150,000 likes.
Former Bafana Bafana teammate Andile Jali also took to Twitter to express his shock of the news, as well as Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard.
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
Kaizer Chiefs founder Kaizer Motaung says Meyiwa's death is a loss, not just to Orlando Pirates or Bafana Bafana, but to the whole country.
"His family has lost, Orlando Pirates has lost and the entire soccer fraternity has lost. I refer to this as a national tragedy."
- Joseph S Blatter (@SeppBlatter) October 27, 2014
My son is 27 years old and a lifetime friend of Senzo. I could not imagine having to bury him. Oh God, please strengthen the Meyiwa family.
- Mike Makaab (@MikeMakaab) October 28, 2014
Here today gone tomorrow RIP Senzo Meyiwa#😞😞😞🙏 http://t.co/0LUHDITkJO
- Michael Essien (@MichaelEssien) October 27, 2014
Beyond devastated at the loss of our captain & friend Senzo Meyiwa. thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends at this terrible time.
- Dean Furman (@de4no22) October 26, 2014
There've been no arrests at this stage, but police are still offering a R250,000 reward for any information which may lead them to the suspects.