South African president Jacob Zuma: 'Nation shocked by Senzo Meyiwa's death'

Senzo Meyiwa of Pirates celebrates the second goal during the MTN 8 quarter final match between Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United at Orlando Stadium on August 02, 2014
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South African president Jacob Zuma says that "words cannot describe" the shock that the nation is feeling following the fatal shooting of goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.

South African president Jacob Zuma has expressed his sadness following the death of goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.

The national football team's captain was shot dead on Sunday following an incident at his girlfriend's home in South Africa.

Numerous reports have claimed that the 27-year-old, who played for the Orlando Pirates, could have been defending his girlfriend when he was allegedly shot by intruders.

Today, president Zuma said in a statement: "We mourn the death of this young footballer and team leader whose life has been taken away at the prime of his career. Words cannot express the nation's shock at this loss."

Police have revealed that they are hunting for three suspects.

Senzo Meyiwa of Pirates celebrates the second goal during the MTN 8 quarter final match between Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United at Orlando Stadium on August 02, 2014
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