THE LIFE of late Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has been captured in a book called Decoding 666_9: The Inexplicable Life Of Senzo Meyiwa, self-published by author Soweto Mandlanzi. The book has two climaxes. The first was when he met and dated Kelly Khumalo,” said Soweto. To get to the crux of this I’ve interviewed people who were close to Senzo including his wife Mandisa Meyiwa and his friends. He said they are the ones narrating the story.
In fact, Mandisa’s voice pretty much dominates the book,” he said. The second climax is when he got shot and died at Kelly Khumalo’s home. The death of the legendary footballer remains a mystery five years later as no arrests have been made. I’ve interviewed Senzo’s friends and people who might know what happened on that day,” said Soweto. Unfortunately I couldn’t interview Kelly Khumalo or her sister Zandile Khumalo.” Soweto told Daily Sun that others featured in the book are Senzo’s parents, as well as Irvin Khoza, chairman of Orlando Pirates.
“Senzo’s father, the late Sam Meyiwa, knew that a book was being written about his son and was quite excited about it. There are segments that were actually written by him. The book had Sam’s blessing,” Soweto revealed. The author said Senzo was the sole breadwinner at his home.
“After his death life became difficult. All the proceeds of this book will go to his family, ideally to his wife and kids,” said Soweto. Senzo’s brother Sfiso Meyiwa said: “We’re excited about the book. It was discussed with my father and he gave his approval.
He said he didn’t know the book was already in the shops. We were hoping to do a launch. The money will be used to buy a tombstone for Senzo and maintain his children. The book was released on Monday and is available for purchase from the Author.
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