SAFA President explains why Slain Bafana Bafana Goalie will not get Statue

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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 01: Senzo Meyiwa's coffin arrives during the funeral service of the late Senzo Meyiwa (South African and Orlando Pirates captain) at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 01, 2014 in Durban, South Africa. Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead in Vosloorus on the East Rand last Sunday, October 26, 2014. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Slain Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa will not be honored with a Statue his family was promised yet, after SAFA President Danny Jordaan revealed latest developments have left the matter complicated, according to Kick Off.

Meyiwa was gunned down in the East Rand in 2014, and nearly five years later his father Sam, who had been advocating for justice for his late son, also passed on and the perpetrators have yet to be brought to book.

 

Meanwhile, after vowing to erect a statue outside SAFA headquarters in Soweto from seized firearms forming part of the ‘Senzo Meyiwa Gun Campaign’ Jordaan has now revealed a change in plans.

 

“I think that is a difficult issue because, at the time when the father was there, he said that we had hoped that this matter would be resolved, and we would know who the perpetrators are,” said Jordaan on Monday.

 

“Now, of course, that matter has not been resolved and when his father died, we did ask our member in KwaZulu-Natal to go to the family and talk to them about this issue.

 

“He then discussed with them and they said, look, we should rather put a tombstone on the grave [of Sam Meyiwa] because we don’t want to continue with the idea of a statue when the father’s pain and the matter was not resolved.

 

“Of course, I think all of us had hoped that the matter would have been concluded by now. It has not, and unfortunately the father died.

 

“So now we’ll have to look at the tombstone, and I asked them again to go back to conclude the matter with the family, and hopefully bring closure, but for him closure was clearly not that there was a statue but a resolution of the perpetrators of the crime.”

 

Culled from Kick Off

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