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SAM Meyiwa: Senzo’s cars had been repossessed, Govt must look after my family


SAM Meyiwa believes that government is neglecting him and his family.
Sam, the late Senzo Meyiwa’s father, said officials are folding their arms while his family suffers.
He refused to say who, but he said when he calls senior officials they ignore his calls.
He said Senzo, who was Orlando Pirates’ and Bafana Bafana’s goalkeeper, worked hard to put KZN on the map.
“He was a hero.
“He represented the province in South Africa and overseas. We are his family; we deserve special treatment,” said Sam.
“Losing my son was painful. The KZN government organised a dignified funeral for him. I appreciated the funeral, but I had hoped my family would never suffer.
“They gave Senzo a State funeral. I say they should do something for our family.
“Other players will then be encouraged to represent their provinces well so that their families will be taken care of when they die.”
Sam was speaking to Daily Sun when he was phoned about the auctioning of Senzo’s BMW X5 by Aucor Auctioneers on Wednesday.
It was reported that the car was auctioned for R400 000.
Sam said: “Senzo’s cars had been repossessed by the bank and newspapers reported this, but we need support.”
Ndabenhle Sibiya, spokesman for the KZN premier’s office, said government had noted the concerns raised by Senzo’s father.
“We sympathise with him. This matter will be brought to the attention of the new premier and the new MEC of sport with a view to mobilise the private sector to assist where possible, as Senzo represented KZN with distinction,” said Sibiya.
Senzo was shot dead in 2014 in Vosloorus, but no one has been arrested for the murder.
Khabza Mkhize

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