Tributes have continued pouring in from all over the world for Meyiwa. Meyiwa died in a shooting incident in Vosloorus in the East Rand, near Johannesburg.
'The South African sporting world is deeply shocked at this latest news,' said SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy.
“To lose two sporting icons such as these gentlemen in the space of just a few days has rocked the very fibre of the national sports family. Our hearts go out to Senzo Meyiwa's family, friends as well as his footballing teammates.”
Added SASCOC President Gideon Sam: “There are no words to describe our shock and anger. A captain of a national team is respected and adored wherever he goes, but in our country he is hunted down. Outrageous! We share in your sorrow Chairman and be strong at this dark hour, because the whole Pirates family is looking up to you now.”
“Our deepest condolences from the sports movement in this country,” Sam concluded.
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula attested that he used to call Meyiwa “Captain Fantastic” and his killers should be brought to book.
“Senzo was a fighter; he never gave up and was a giant both for his club Pirates and the national team. He was a team player who had touched so many lives; he was a role model and a winner who dedicated the greater part of his life to serving his country.
“These heartless murderers can run but will not find a place to hide. We are all gutted as a country at this senseless killing. This is not the way we expected a hero like Senzo to say goodbye,” said an emotional Mbalula. “I used to call him Captain Fantastic.”