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Chicco Twala’s revelation that he visited Senzo Meyiwa’s family has tweeos convinced that he was there to bribe them. Images via Twitter @LMakhetloane, @LebohangBokako

Chicco Twala suffers consequences of Senzo Meyiwa murder link

‘I was hurt and disappointed’: Music mogul Chicco Twala says he is being ‘punished’ for his link to the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial.

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Chicco Twala’s revelation that he visited Senzo Meyiwa’s family has tweeos convinced that he was there to bribe them. Images via Twitter @LMakhetloane, @LebohangBokako

Legendary music producer Chicco Sello Twala is being haunted by the Senzo Meyiwa murder case.

The music mogul told Daily Sun that he knows he was stripped of his National Orders nomination before it was even announced. The national orders are the highest awards that South Africa bestows on citizens and eminent foreign nationals and were held on Friday, 28 April.

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Twala said his name was on the list, which consisted of 35 nominees and was later cut down to 32.

According to the businessman, he was approached by an official from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office asking him for his profile. When he enquired what they needed his profile for, he says they informed him that he had been nominated for the National Orders.

Weeks later, when the nominees were announced, Twala’s name was not on the list.

“Someone from the President’s office told me that my name was removed because of Senzo Meyiwa’s murder case. Apparently, the office of the President believes that I know something about Meyiwa’s death.

“I was hurt and disappointed because I’m being dragged onto something I didn’t do. At this point, I doubt I’ll ever receive this special award because I am already painted as a bad person,” the publication quoted him as saying.

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Twala has been vocal about his name being affiliated with the late Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper’s death.

Twala is the father of Longwe Twala — one of the witnesses who is implicated and accused of pulling the trigger on the night Senzo Meyiwa was shot and killed.

ALSO READ: Chicco Twala: ‘I believe my son’s story about night Senzo was killed’

The soccer player was murdered on 26 October 2014 at the home of his then-girlfriend Kelly Khumalo in Vosloorus, Gauteng.

During Meyiwa’s friend Tumelo Madlala’s testimony in November last year, he alleged that Longwe Twala is the one who killed Meyiwa.

The bombshell was dropped by the defence counsel for accused number one to four, Timothy Thobane.

ALSO READ: ‘To buy them off’: Tweeps on Chicco Twala visiting Meyiwa family

The statement reads: “I was for the first time to see Longwe Twala, and I did not tell anyone or the Meyiwa family that Senzo was killed by Longwe Twala because he did not have a firearm with him, instead he ran away [sic].”

However, when questioned about his statement, Madlala claimed that he did not write it but a police officer did. This despite having agreed, before giving his response, that indeed he signed and approved all his statements.

In an interview with Newzroom Afrika after the allegations by Madlala, Twala said that if his son is guilty then he must rot in jail.

“My son’s enemies cannot be my enemy and if my son wrongs people, he must suffer the consequences,” he said.

“If my son is implicated and is responsible for Senzo’s death he must go and rot in jail,” he added. 

Senzo Meyiwa Zandie and Longwe
Sello ‘Chicco’ Twala’s son Longwe. Image via Twitter @Joy_Zelda