Kelly Khumalo’s attorney says she has been on trial by society since Senzo’s death. Image via Instagram @kellykhumaloza.

New twist: Could Kelly Khumalo face charges in the Senzo Meyiwa case?

Kelly Khumalo is often dragged into the case relating to the death of her ‘baby daddy’ Senzo Meyiwa, here’s why she may face charges.


Kelly Khumalo’s attorney says she has been on trial by society since Senzo’s death. Image via Instagram @kellykhumaloza.

South African singer Kelly Khumalo reportedly may be charged with defeating the ends of justice relating to the case of her ‘baby daddy’ Senzo Meyiwa. 

This is only if the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decides to prosecute her following the outcome of a pending court case, reports City Press.


Senzo Meyiwa was allegedly killed in an armed robbery at Kelly Khumalo’s house on 26 October 2014. Senzo was a former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper. Therefore, there has been a substantial amount of public interest in the case of his death. 

The latest on Senzo’s case is that five suspects are scheduled to appear in court in April. City Press established the correspondence from NPA’s deputy director of public prosecutions Advocate George Baloyi to Advocate Malesela Teffo. Teffo was appointed to conduct a watching brief by the Meyiwa family. 

The publication reports that Teffo was arrested  twice in the past few weeks. During his arrests Teffo reportedly said that he was scheduled to meet officials who previously worked on Senzo’s case before it was taken over by another team of investigators led by a brigadier at the national office.

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Teffo claims he made contact with Kelly who referred him to her legal team. He said the case against Kelly was registered in Vosloorus in 2019 but had allegedly been quashed after the new team of investigators took over the case. 

Teffo claimed that when the new investigators took over the case — the charge for defeating the ends of justice against Kelly and other witnesses were allegedly overlooked. The Empini himaker’s legal representative Magdalene Moonsamy confirmed that they have been contacted by Teffo but claims he refused to put the issues he raised in writing. 

“Speculations are unnecessary. Should this persist, our instructions are to litigate. Our client’s (rights) remain reserved in totality,” said Moonsamy. 

The case could potentially be re-evaluated. 

“After finalisation of the trial in respect of the murder docket and with the benefit of credibility findings of the witnesses by the trial court — the docket of defeating the ends of justice will be avaluated afresh to decide whether a prosecution should be instituted,” said Baloyi. 

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