The Orlando Pirates and National goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa will be buried in his home town Umlazi in Durban on Saturday, 1November.
Yesterday, the Chairman of Orlando Pirates, Dr Irvin Khoza, was received by Premier Mchunu, his Deputy Willies Mchunu and Cabinet including the Secretary General of the ANC in KZNN Sihle Zikalala, who all joined in a visit to the Meyiwa family in Umlazi.
The provincial ?government of KZN is finalising the status of the funeral.
When asked about the visit to the Meyiwa family yesterday, Dr Khoza said, “Senzo was like a son to me. He came to Orlando Pirates in his mid-teens. It was heart warming to see the KwaZulu-Natal leadership ?put aside their busy diaries to join in visiting the Meyiwa family”.
“I left ?Gauteng with the strength I received from the football family. SAFA and the PSL and its clubs were strengthened by the Minister of Sport, Fikile Mbalula, in demonstrating through actions that it could not be “business as usual”.
Whereas a consideration was made to hold the funeral on Sunday to accommodate Mbulayeni Molaudzi’s funeral that is being held on the same day in Limpopo, it in the granting of the Meyiwa family’s wish that the Saturday date was confirmed.
Today the Meyiwa’s family will be in Johannesburg to identify Senzo’s body to prepare for his repatriation to Durban.
Further details will be provided in due course.