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Senzo: Murder Of A Soccer Star Premieres On Netflix 

The much-awaited docu-series Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star is now streaming globally on Netflix. The five-part docu-series touches on the life and rise of celebrated soccer star Senzo Meyiwa, and probes the circumstances around his tragic death that shook South Africa and the world. 

Senzo Meyiwa, beloved captain of the South African national soccer team, was shot and killed in his girlfriend – Afro-Pop singer Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s house. There were six eyewitnesses at the scene, including some of his closest friends.

Yet it is only now, eight years later, that the suspects – alleged hitmen for hire – are going on trial. Were these five men involved, or was it a cover-up for something more sinister? The series gives a glimpse into the shock and anguish suffered by the Meyiwa family and his loved ones hours after hearing about his death.

It explores the varied speculations, theories, and different sides of the story made in public by journalists and influential law-enforcement officials who worked closely on the murder case, as well as friends and family as they all remark on the unsolved and protracted case that has been ongoing for eight years. The series features sports broadcaster Robert Marawa, the former provincial Hawks head Shadrack Sibiya, and Advocate Gerrie Nel

Watch trailer below.

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