Samuel Meyiwa, the father of the late South African footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates in the Premier Soccer League, and for the South Africa national team, Senzo Meyiwa, speaks on having to wait for his son’s insurance money to be processed.
In 2014, the goalkeeper, who was the captain of Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana, was gunned down, however to date no arrests have been made.
The shot-stopper was killed at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s house in Vosloorus during a reported robbery on 26 October 2014.
The late star’s father recently told the Siya crew that he is hoping for progress in the search for the murderer(s) now that the Hawks have joined the investigation in an attempt to speed up the process.
Local media reports this past weekend stated that police detectives have confirmed that they are closing in on a suspect in the killing of the former Pirates hero.
According to the father of the Pirates juniors’ product, the other concern for the family was about the insurance money that has reportedly not been paid out.
“There has been no money received by us here at home since the announcement about the insurance pay-out. It’s the process. No one has given us any money so that we could continue with our lives as per normal.
“It’s depressing. There has been not even a cent (received by the family). They don’t say anything about when to expect the money.
“I don’t understand why this is taking so long. It’s becoming more like the investigation around my son’s death.
“It’s taking long and there are no arrests that are being made. We are into the second year and I suspect that this year also will end without any progress having been made,” said Meyiwa.
In November last year, the Premier Soccer League announced that Meyiwa’s insurance pay-out had been received and the league promised to contact the Meyiwa family to discuss the matter with them.
It seems, however, that the family is losing patience with the long wait for the insurance money, as all PSL players and officials are covered for injuries and untimely death.