Senzo’s dad never gave up his fight for justice. Now he too is dead
'One day, God will help me and everything will be revealed,' Sam Meyiwa said. His prayer wasn't answered
Samuel Velekhaya Meyiwa, who has died from a second stroke in Durban at the age of 66, stubbornly refused to be silenced by authorities from speaking out about his frustration at the lack of progress in the investigation into the murder of his famous son.
“Keeping quiet pains my heart. We’re talking about my son here. He was everything to me and my family. I won’t keep quiet until the murderers are arrested,” he was quoted as saying in 2016, two years after his son’s murder sent shockwaves through the local and international soccer fraternity.
And who can blame him? As American playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis famously put it: “No parent should have to bury a child ... It is not in the natural order of things.” No wonder Meyiwa shed tears every time he spoke about the murder of his son...