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ATW: South Africa soccer team captain shot and killed by intruders

Captain of South Africa’s national soccer team was fatally shot at a friend’s house .

The Today’s Zaman news reports:

The captain of South Africa’s national soccer team was fatally shot at a friend’s house during an attempted robbery on Sunday night, police said.

Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed around 8 p.m. after two gunmen entered a house in Vosloorus township near Johannesburg while an accomplice waited outside. The 27-year-old Meyiwa was shot in the upper body, police spokesman Brig. Neville Malila said Monday. Malila didn’t comment on local media reports that he was shot in the back trying to protect his girlfriend.

The three assailants then fled on foot, according to the police service, which offered a reward of nearly $14,000 for information leading to arrests in the case.

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ATW: South Africa soccer team captain shot and killed by intruders

The Today’s Zaman news reports:

The captain of South Africa’s national soccer team was fatally shot at a friend’s house during an attempted robbery on Sunday night, police said.

Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed around 8 p.m. after two gunmen entered a house in Vosloorus township near Johannesburg while an accomplice waited outside. The 27-year-old Meyiwa was shot in the upper body, police spokesman Brig. Neville Malila said Monday. Malila didn’t comment on local media reports that he was shot in the back trying to protect his girlfriend.

The three assailants then fled on foot, according to the police service, which offered a reward of nearly $14,000 for information leading to arrests in the case.

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