Umlazi: Senzo Meyiwa’s memorial march cancelled

Police say it doesn't have enough manpower to marshal hordes of people through Umlazi.

Community members and concerned citizens continue to show their love and support at the home of the slain Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa in Umlazi, Kwazulu Natal. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A march planned by Umlazi residents in honour of slain Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa has now been cancelled by police.

The march was set to proceed from Meyiwa's house this afternoon to a sports ground where the community will be hosting a memorial service.

The football star was shot dead at his girlfriend, singer Kelly Khumalo's Vosloorus house on Sunday evening.

Organisers say they're disappointed as they wanted to use the march as a way to highlight the detrimental effects crime has on society.

Authorities say they don't have enough manpower to police the hordes of people expected to march through the streets of Umlazi.

Police have instructed people to make their own way to the sports ground.

A 10,000 seater tent has been erected for the large crowd expected to attend.


KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu said the province is fully prepared for Meyiwa's memorial service on Friday and his funeral on Saturday.

The service will be held at the Durban City Hall and the funeral at the 56,000 capacity Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Members of the Orlando Pirates Football Club Supporters and thousands of other people will converge at stadium this weekend, to bid a final farewell to the national team captain.

Meyiwa will be buried at Heroes Acre at the Chesterville cemetery in Durban.