‘It’s still very difficult accepting that Senzo has died’

A trust fund has been set up for Meyiwa’s insurance payout, which was resolved today.

FILE: Father of slain Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, Sam Meyiwa, at Johannesburg’s Standard Bank arena on 30 October 2014.Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Senzo Meyiwa's father, Sam Meyiwa, says the family is still struggling to deal with the loss of their son.

While investigations into the former Bafana Bafana captain's murder are still ongoing, his insurance payout was resolved today.

Meyiwa says the pain has not subsided.

"It's still very difficult accepting that Senzo has died. Even seeing his pictures around the house still hurts, because we wish he was still around - especially since he was hardly home."

R4 million was paid to the Premier Soccer League at the end of last year, and the league distributed the funds between the Meyiwa fund and his former club.

The sole beneficiaries of the payout will be his three children, while the Meyiwa family and the former player's partner, Mandisa Mkhize, will not receive anything.

A trust fund has been set up for Meyiwa's insurance payout, into which R2 million will be deposited, while the other half goes to Orlando Pirates.