- A book about the life of Senzo Meyiwa's life had been published
- The biography of the late footballer was penned by author Soweto Mandlanzi
- Mandlanzi got Meyiwa's dad's approval and he interviewed the slain goalkeeper's family and friends
A biography of slain Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, has been published. While South Africans - and Senzo Meyiwa's loved ones - are still waiting for justice, one author decided to honour the late footballer.
Soweto Mandlanzi penned a biography about the slain Bucs goalkeeper titled Decoding 666_9: The Inexplicable Life Of Senzo Meyiwa.
Briefly.co.za learned Mandlanzi wrote in an Instagram post that the book was not an average biography.
The author said he managed to capture the most "riveting, fascinating, absorbing and intense reproduction of Senzo Meyiwa’s actions" in every aspect.
Mandlanzi's aim was not to make Meyiwa look like "an angel" - he wanted to capture the truth about the soccer player's life before his death.
He said: "The history of Senzo is a story of a short-lived success which came as a result of extensive hard-work."
Opening up about the book in an interview with the Daily Sun, Mandlanzi revealed he had a go-ahead from Sam Meyiwa - the father of the late goalkeeper.
The author told the publication that Sam was excited about the biography and he even wrote a couple of segments included in the book.
Mandlanzi said he interviewed some of Meyiwa's loved ones but he could not get hold of his lover, Kelly Khumalo.
He was quoted saying: "Unfortunately I couldn’t interview Kelly Khumalo or her sister Zandile Khumalo."
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