Kelly Senzo Meyiwa

The late Senzo Meyiwa and singer Kelly Khumalo. Image via Twitter @TheStar_news

‘Senzo Meyiwa took a bullet for Kelly’: Mzansi reacts to Zandie interview

‘A hit gone wrong’: Tweeps allege Senzo Meyiwa took a bullet meant Kelly Khumalo and that the late soccer star’s wife should be investigated.

Kelly Senzo Meyiwa

The late Senzo Meyiwa and singer Kelly Khumalo. Image via Twitter @TheStar_news

Musician Zandie Khumalo-Gumede’s interview on eNCA last night (18 July) sparked a new debate on whether the robbers who allegedly killed Senzo Meyiwa, could have been hired by his wife, Mandisa, to kill the soccer star’s mistress at the time, Kelly Khumalo.

Rumours are flying around that the former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and Bafana Bafana captain “took a bullet” that was meant for the singer and reality TV star. 

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Kelly’s sister, Zandie Khumalo-Gumede, also claimed in the eNCA interview that she and Longwe Twala were interrogated for hours following the death of Meyiwa as she, Longwe and Kelly were some the people in the Vosloorus home on the night Meyiwa was killed in 2014.  

Khumalo-Ghumede also questioned why Meyiwa’s wife and her mother were not interrogated as, according to her, the wife is always the prime suspect when the husband dies.

Tweeps now suggest police should also investigate Mandisa as Kelly and Zandie had nothing to gain from Senzo’s death.   

Some even suggested that Mandisa could have sent robbers to Kelly’s house to eliminate her as she was her husband’s mistress but the soccer star was shot and killed instead.   

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“Senzo was protecting Kelly, he was not meant to die .it could be possible that after Senzo did not pitch where the wife was.”

“Mthoko sends the signal to the wife and the wife sent a hitman to shoot Kelly and take the phones.” 


“She has a point, the first suspect should have been Mandisa, but no people are obsessed with Kelly.”

“I also believe this was a hit that went wrong. As I have said before, I can’t wait for Kelly’s name to be cleared.”  


“So the people who were sent by the MIL and the wife used Chiccos guns, right? Wow Zandile.”  


“My guess here is you didn’t watch the Netflix documentary or you didn’t understand the part that Chicco’s gun came out negative on the ballistic test.”  


“But why would Senzo’s mother murder him ? Bekazo gain(er) ini because Senzo was the bread winner?”

“Haii Nani. Stop taking sides just because yall favour the Khumalo sister’s. Why did they have to speak out after 8 years? Khona into e off!”

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