Orlando Pirates’ Chairman Irvin Khoza has said that 50% of slain Bafana Bafana and Buccaneers Captain Senzo Meyiwa’s insurance payout will be going to the club, Soccer Laduma reports.
Khoza made the announcement during a press conference on Tuesday, which Meyiwa’s family also attended. The insurance payout from the Premier Soccer League (PSL) is valued at R4 million.
Meyiwa was killed in 2014 at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s house in Vosloorus, Gauteng. To date, no one has been prosecuted for his murder.
Sam Meyiwa, the father of the late Pirates goalie told DESTINY on Friday that Khoza had said to the family that he’d meet with them this week.
“I’m hoping that after we’ve met with him, money can be transferred as soon as possible so that I can do a traditional ceremony for Senzo and cover other important things. I didn’t expect Khoza to announce this publicly though, because I also fear criminals. I know that after this, they will mark me,” said Meyiwa.
He also spoke out about how the police have failed to make arrests for his son’s murder.
“The police were just useless and, with the involvement of the Hawks, I hope they can speed up their investigation and find the killers. I will never rest until the murderer is arrested. I hear that people are saying I am very vocal and disrupting the investigation. How can I be quiet when no one has been arrested? They don’t know the pain that I’m feeling every day. Senzo was my son, my everything,” said Meyiwa.
Although this is great news for the family, as they’ll finally get the payout, some people weren’t happy about Pirates getting a cut and took to Twitter to express their views on the matter.