Fighting for a gun free SA in Meyiwa's honour

Safa has announced the launch of a campaign to rid the country of illegal firearms.

Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: EPA.

JOHANNESBURG -South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has announced the launch of the Senzo Meyiwa Gun Campaign in conjunction with Gun Free South Africa, to rid the country of illegal firearms.

Meyiwa was shot and killed on 26 October while visiting his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo at her mother's house in Vosloorus.

Authorities yesterday revealed that they believe the shooting of the Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain was a robbery gone horribly wrong.

The campaign encourages members of the public to surrender their guns to authorities in a bid to create a safer society.

A special committee has been formed featuring a number of prominent South Africans including Advocate George Bizos and Jomo Sono.

The campaign will also feature a march to Parliament after Bafana Bafana's qualifying games with Sudan and Nigeria.