I was still savouring the moment when Van Persie scored a last minute goal against Chelsea this morning to rescue a point for Manchester United when this news broke up. A footballer shot dead! Quite shocking and bewildering.
This incident reportedly happened at Vosloorus, South of Johannesburg. South Africa’s goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa who played for Orlando Pirates was found dead at his girlfriend’s house. In a statement, the South African Police Service said two men had entered the house, around 20:00 (18:00 GMT), while a third man remained outside. All three fled after shots were fired, in what local media reports say was an attempted burglary.