Soccer stars like Senzo thrown into celebrity with no guidance: Marawa
Captaining Pirates and playing for Bafana, his high profile almost compelled him to live the ‘rock star’ lifestyle
The Netflix documentary on Senzo Meyiwa highlights the pitfalls for young footballers from a tough background being drawn into a celebrity world, says radio presenter and sports anchor Robert Marawa.
Marawa was a contributor to the five-part series Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star, launched on April 8. The airing coincided with the start of the trial of the five accused of his murder in the Pretoria high court, gripping SA again with the mystery and tragedy of the slaying of beloved Bafana Bafana goalkeeper and Orlando Pirates captain Meyiwa.
The series investigates the events of October 26 2014, when Meyiwa was murdered at girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s house in Vosloorus, and the aftermath of an eight-year investigation. It also, almost as a crucial side note, gives insight into professional SA footballers’ lifestyles...