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Second SA star targetted

A second South African international footballer has been targetted in an armed robbery after the parents of midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi were held up while he slept in a neighbouring property.

The close shave comes just days after goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead in a botched robbery at the home of his girlfriend on October 26.

Vilakazi claims the robbers asked for him specifically, but his parents would not disclose he was sleeping in a cottage behind the house.

The 24-year-old, who plays for the BidVest Wits club in Johannesburg, lost only some clothes, while his parents had jewellery and household items stolen.

"I was sleeping in one of the rooms at the back. They asked about my whereabouts and the keys of my car," he was quoted in local media. "Everything happened when I was sleeping and I didn't hear anything."