Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is disheartened by the justice system not allowing his late friend’s family to get the consolation they deserve. He spoke at the unveiling of Senzo Meyiwa’s tombstone in Durban at the Mayville Heroes Acre on Tuesday.
Speaking about how hurt he truly is about his death, Khune says he is disheartened that the late Orlando Pirates goalkeeper lost his life without having achieved most of the things he wanted to achieve in life.
“I was so proud of him. He had been waiting for his opportunity to come. He took over Bafana Bafana, played well and qualified for Afcon. Those were our childhood dreams. Some of what we shared as childhood dreams, we managed to tick off all the boxes. To lose him was heartbreaking because I knew we had not accomplished everything we set for ourselves,” he said.
Khune then added, “I hope we get justice very soon!”
The soccer star then reminisced about their childhood together saying they met each other when they were 15 years of age. He then added that they bought each other KFC Streetwise two’s when they reached their first milestone in their careers.
“My friendship with Senzo started a long time ago. From a young age we had big dreams. We wanted to be number one in our teams. I remember I was promoted first and he congratulated me with KFC Streetwise Two. Two months later he was promoted and I also bought him KFC to congratulate him.
We were very young but we were determined. We wanted to go far in our careers. We gave coaches a headache because they didn’t know who to choose between the two of us. That’s how competitive we were,” said Khune. “When he passed away he had not accomplished what we dreamt of. With those words I hope we get justice very soon,” he said quoted by Daily Sun.
The six-year ongoing murder court case on Senzo Meyiwa captured headlines as it seemed that there was finally a breakthrough. News outlets wrote about how five suspects were arrested. The five suspects were alleged to be hitmen hired by a “mastermind” to end Meyiwa’s life.
However, the excitement quickly came to an end when the suspects made their first appearance at court. First, the suspects would not step into the pulpit. Secondly, they revealed in front of the media that they did not know why they were arrested by suggesting that they were already in jail in 2014.
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