|President Jacob Zuma, pictured here with Meyiwa in 2013|
Meyiwa, was reportedly shot after men entered his girlfriend's house.
President Jacob Zuma led tributes to the goalkeeper, saying "words cannot express the nation's shock".
The 27-year-old was reportedly trying to protect his girlfriend, the musician Kelly Khumalo, from burglars in Vosloorus,
|Orlando Pirate fans are distraught and shocked by the killing of their goalkeeper|
|singer and actress Kelly Khumalo, his girlfriend|
Fifa president Sepp Blatter tweeted: "Thoughts with family, players and fans of Orlando Pirates and South Africa. A senseless, tragic loss."
Corne Krige, South Africa's ex-rugby captain, also took to Twitter to express his shock: "As a nation we must start standing up against violent crime. Prayers go out to family."
Irvin Khoza, who owns the Orlando Pirates, one of Soweto's oldest teams, said: "This is a sad loss which ever way you look at it - to Senzo's family, his extended family, Orlando Pirates and to the nation."