South African soccer star Senzo Meyiwa was known for his incredible skills in goal, recently earning the starting spot on his country's national team. But he died on Sunday during a robbery at his girlfriend's house, stunning South Africans and bringing even more attention to gun violence there.
The former South African president's face will appear on bills of all denominations by the end of year. Current President Jacob Zuma said the gesture was meant to express the South African people's "deep gratitude."
Thousands turned out for Nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday in the pouring rain. Across the nation, South Africans mourned, and some called for their current leaders to follow more in his footsteps.