Zandie’s testimony unveils chilling details of Meyiwa’s tragic night

Zandie Khumalo, a key witness in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial, testified at the Pretoria High Court, providing a harrowing account of the tragic night that led to the goalkeeper’s death. Zandie, who was close to Meyiwa through her sister Kelly Khumalo, narrated the events leading up to the incident on October 26, 2014.

On that day, Zandie, Meyiwa, Kelly, and others planned to attend a party but ended up at the Khumalo household. In the evening, armed intruders forcibly entered the house, leading to a terrifying struggle. During the chaos, Meyiwa hid with Kelly and their mother, while Zandie tried to defend herself and the group.

Zandie witnessed Meyiwa’s injuries and attempted to seek help, eventually calling for emergency services. Despite their efforts, Meyiwa’s condition was critical, and he was rushed to the hospital, where he later passed away. The trial is ongoing, and Zandie’s emotional testimony shed light on the tragic events of that fateful night.

Mastercard Foundation Scholarships at University of Cape Town 2023/2024 (Fully-funded)

Scholarship Details

The University of Cape Town, in collaboration with The Mastercard Foundation, invites applications for a limited number of scholarships for full-time postgraduate Masters degrees in any discipline.

This Global Scholars’ Program will provide fully-funded scholarships to academically talented young Africans, offering mentoring, leadership development, academic, and life skills support.

The program aims to help students pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies at UCT, providing academic support such as tutoring, language training, writing circles, and guidance counseling.

  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Mastercard Foundation & University of Cape Town
  • Host Institution(s): University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Scholarship Worth: Fully-funded
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Masters
  • Nationality: Domestic & International Students

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for Postgraduate study, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a citizen of an African country
  • Be admitted to a postgraduate Masters study program and preparing to commence with their first year of registration in the faculties of Engineering and the Built Environment, Commerce, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, or Sciences at UCT
  • Demonstrate financial need and leadership potential
  • Intend to pursue their first postgraduate Masters degree and not have previously registered or graduated with a Masters qualification
  • Commit to returning to their home countries to contribute their skills and education to their country’s social and economic growth

Scholarship Benefits

Successful recipients of the Mastercard Foundation Scholarships for Postgraduate study will receive the following benefits:

  • Reimbursement of visa application processing costs
  • Economy class air ticket to Cape Town, South Africa
  • Full tuition fees and international student fees
  • Accommodation in a UCT student residence
  • Meals through the student housing system at UCT
  • Medical cover with a recommended medical aid service provider
  • Living stipend to cover ad hoc study-related expenses
  • Book allowance for prescribed textbooks
  • Costs related to community activities prescribed by the program
  • Access to internship opportunities, career development, and job placement assistance
  • Economy class air ticket home upon completion of studies for students from African countries other than South Africa or residing outside Cape Town

Application Process

To apply for The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, applicants must first apply for academic study and placement at the University of Cape Town. Once they have applied to UCT, they can submit an application for the Mastercard Foundation scholarship.

Applicants are required to submit the following supporting documents with the postgraduate scholarship application form:

  • Certified copy of Identity Document, Passport, or Refugee Papers
  • Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) with details of extracurricular activities, skills, and interests
  • Certified copies of all secondary and tertiary education transcripts
  • Two different Academic Referee Reports with the option to provide additional pages or documentation to support the recommendation
  • Essay of no more than 2000 words, explaining the applicant’s background, plans to contribute to their country and Africa’s economic and social development, involvement in community service activities, and defining leadership qualities and initiatives undertaken.

Application Deadline

The application deadline has not been specified.

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

For more information and to access the application portal, interested candidates can visit the official website of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Cape Town.

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