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Children’s Fund Condolence Message for Senzo Robert Meyiwa



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Sports, as a unifying factor for the nation, woke up to shocking news of the untimely death of South African national soccer squad captain Senzo Meyiwa (27) on Sunday October 26, 2014.
The Nelson Mandela Children Fund joins the sporting fraternity to mourn Meyiwa’s passing and extends condolences to his family and team mates. Equally, we wish his team Orlando Pirates all the strength it can muster to overcome the heavy burden of this loss.
Various sporting codes, including soccer, would be familiar with our Founder Nelson Mandela fervent belief in sport as unifier. The exposure that the work of the Fund continues to enjoy would not have been possible without the inspiring talents of the stars that have graced our cause such soccer-based Nelson Mandela Challenge and the golf vehicle, the Nelson Mandela Championship. As Nelson Mandela Challenge is due to be staged in November 2014, we were looking forward to see him featured in the game.

It is for this reason that the Fund would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the South African Football Association and Orlando Pirates for the loss of the late Senzo Robert Meyiwa. His passing is indeed a loss of a great talent gone too soon.

The passing of this sporting hero leaves the nation in distress.

May his soul rest in peace
Issued by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund