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Soccer club Orlando Pirates says South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has died

  • FILE- In this file photo dated Monday, May 26, 2014, South Africa's goalkeeper Senzo Robert Meyiwa makes a diving save against Australia during their friendly soccer match in Sydney.  According to reports Sunday Oct. 26, 2014, soccer club Orlando Pirates says 27-year old South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa died during a shooting incident in South Africa.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, FILE)

    FILE- In this file photo dated Monday, May 26, 2014, South Africa's goalkeeper Senzo Robert Meyiwa makes a diving save against Australia during their friendly soccer match in Sydney. According to reports Sunday Oct. 26, 2014, soccer club Orlando Pirates says 27-year old South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa died during a shooting incident in South Africa.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this file photo dated Saturday July 23, 2011, Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa dives but fails to stop the ball going below his hand, from a free kick by Tottenham Hotspur Rafael Van der Vaart, during the 2011 Vodacom Challenge at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to reports Sunday Oct. 26, 2014, soccer club Orlando Pirates says 27-year old South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa died during a shooting incident in South Africa. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, FILE)

    FILE- In this file photo dated Saturday July 23, 2011, Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa dives but fails to stop the ball going below his hand, from a free kick by Tottenham Hotspur Rafael Van der Vaart, during the 2011 Vodacom Challenge at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to reports Sunday Oct. 26, 2014, soccer club Orlando Pirates says 27-year old South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa died during a shooting incident in South Africa. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this file photo dated Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, South Africa's goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, right, celebrates with fellow goalkeepers Wayne Sandilands, left, and Senzo Meyiwa, center, after drawing with Morocco to advance to the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations, in Durban, South Africa.  According to reports Sunday Oct. 26, 2014, soccer club Orlando Pirates says 27-year old South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa died during a shooting incident in South Africa. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, FILE)

    FILE- In this file photo dated Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, South Africa's goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, right, celebrates with fellow goalkeepers Wayne Sandilands, left, and Senzo Meyiwa, center, after drawing with Morocco to advance to the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations, in Durban, South Africa. According to reports Sunday Oct. 26, 2014, soccer club Orlando Pirates says 27-year old South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa died during a shooting incident in South Africa. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

Soccer club Orlando Pirates says South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has died, with local media reporting he was killed in a shooting.

The Pirates issued a statement on their website on Sunday saying the club "has learned with sadness about the untimely death of our number one goalkeeper and current captain Senzo Meyiwa."

The club did not disclose further details. The South African Press Association cited a national soccer association spokesman and police as saying Meyiwa had been shot dead.

Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza said "this is a sad loss whichever way you look at it — to Senzo's family, his extended family, Orlando Pirates and to the nation."