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Good news for Senzo’s family.

The gravestone of Senzo Meyiwa, seen above, and the ruins that are still there today (left).

Within the next three months, the gravestone of Senzo Meyiwa, who served as captain of Bafana Bafana in the past, will undergo renovation.

Kwenza Ngwenya, the spokesperson for the South African Football Association (Safa) in the KwaZulu-Natal province and the co-ordinator of the tombstone project, said that the lockdown delayed preparations to restore the burial, which was vandalized at Heroes Acre Cemetery in Durban in December 2020. He said that after the constraints for the lockdown were relaxed, they began the project; however, it was delayed once more because of the rains in KZN.

Recently, a representative from the tombstone firm in Pietermaritzburg went to check on the burial, but the flooding prevented them from doing so.

Ngwenya said that they had a conversation regarding security when questioned about it. We are going to make an effort to fence it in such a manner that it is inaccessible to criminals. The gravestone alone set Safa back R160 000, which is separate from the expense of the unveiling ceremony. The fact that it was vandalized in such a way, days after it was first shown, came as a surprise.

"It is imperative that you keep in mind that Safa is not compelled to place this gravestone. Because Senzo was on the national team, we are participating in this activity. Safa's kind and kind spirit guided him in the creation of this masterpiece.

Sifiso, brother of Senzo, predicted that the family would be overjoyed when the gravestone was finally set in place. He said, "That will restore the dignity of my brother." Let's simply say our prayers and hope that the project is not interrupted once again.


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