Jacob Zuma `outraged` at S Africa football captain`s death

South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday said he was saddened, shocked and outraged at the shooting death of the national football team`s talismanic captain Senzo Meyiwa.

AFP| Updated: Oct 27, 2014, 14:55 PM IST
Jacob Zuma `outraged` at S Africa football captain`s death

Johannesburg: South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday said he was saddened, shocked and outraged at the shooting death of the national football team`s talismanic captain Senzo Meyiwa.

Zuma voiced his "shock, sadness and outrage" at the death of 27-year-old Meyiwa, who was gunned down at a house near Johannesburg.

Meyiwa was the goalkeeper and captain of national side Bafana Bafana and the Orlando Pirates, one of the country`s biggest clubs.

"We mourn the death of this young footballer and team leader whose life has been taken away at the prime of his career," Zuma said in a statement.

The president said that law enforcement authorities "must leave no stone unturned in finding his killers and bring them to justice."

"Words cannot express the nation`s shock at this loss."