This week we were hit with the news of Sam Meyiwa’s death and with it an overwhelming sense of injustice that accompanied the sombre moment
The father of the late Senzo Meyiwa passed away without ever knowing who killed his son almost five years ago.
Many believe that South Africans – including Sam – should have received closure about the case that continues to dominate headlines despite its many dead ends.
Sam was an outspoken advocate and often called for justice from the police and ministry. He even took several figures to task over their alleged involvement in the crime.
With that in mind, Sam will be remembered for a number of key moments which followed the death of Senzo as well as his pursuit of justice…
Sam was a broken man after Senzo’s death
Nobody was more hurt than Sam after Senzo was brutally murdered in what we believe to be a robbery gone wrong.
Senzo and Sam were close and never mind the financial ramifications, this death took its toll on Sam mentally and emotionally.
— eNCA (@eNCA) November 1, 2014
The official Sam Meyiwa meme
During the dark times, there was one moment which will always make people smile when they think of Sam Meyiwa.
Following Senzo’s funeral, Sam, before driving away from a filled-to-the-brim Orlando stadium, stuck out his head, held his hands wide and thanked the nation for supporting his son.
He didn’t realise that this moment would become a meme-worthy moment for all time.
— Scofield (@Tebza808) November 2, 2014
Sam feuds with Senzo’s girlfriend Kelly Khumalo
Things turned ugly very quickly when Sam directed his anger and all the blame for Senzo’s murder at Kelly Khumalo.
Kelly, who was Senzo’s girlfriend, witnessed the footballer’s murder but Sam believes that she knows more about the crime than she has been willing to say to authorities.
— Eyewitness News (@ewnupdates) October 29, 2014