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Xolani Khumalo’s trial delays as Moja Love stalls with evidence

Former ‘Sizok’thola’ host Xolani Khumalo’s trial has been postponed to April after Moja Love did not provide evidence.

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Sizokuthola host, Xolani Khumalo. Image from Twitter@PSAFLIVE

The Palm Ridge magistrates court postponed Xolani Khumalo’s murder trial after a delay in obtaining video evidence of the showdown with Robert Varrie during Sizok’thola – Moja Love’s drug-busting show.


Khumalo appeared in court on Thursday, 22 February, where proceedings were delayed by more than an hour. This was due to Moja Love’s delay in bringing the video footage to court after a formal request through section 205 of the Criminal Procedure Act, which allows investigators access to information – TshisaLIVE reports.

During proceedings, state prosecutor Pheello Vilakazi said: “A formal request has been lodged with Moja Love by the state for the purposes of obtaining video footage of the day of the incident.

“However, Moja Love has prolonged the providing of the [footage of the] incident, to the extent that today they said they will come to provide the footage. Subsequent to that they said they are not going to come, but they will provide the footage to the investigating officer.”

The matter will be back in court of 11 April.


In September Khumalo handed himself over to the Katlehong North Police Station where he was charged with murder and later granted R20 000 bail.

The charges relate to the death of a drug dealer named Robert “Kicks” Varrie who had been the subject of a drug bust at his Katlehong home on 19 July, which was attended by the Sizok’thola crew.

During court proceedings in November, Vilakazi told the court that Khumalo faces additional charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances and malicious damage to property.


Two months after his arrest, Moja Love announced that it had terminated its relationship with Khumalo.

The DStv channel said in a statement that it had raising concerns and questioned him “about his knowledge and involvement in the unlawful incidents that led to the possible contamination of crime scenes, failed prosecutions of known drug lords and unfortunate tragedies that followed the filming of certain episodes.”

The statement further read: “The channel also demanded answers regarding the identities of the beneficiaries of his foundation – the Xolani Khumalo Foundation, which he launched off the back of Sizok’thola’s success despite the blatant conflict of interest it created between him and the show.”

Hitting back, Khumalo said he found out through the media that Moja Love had dumped him.

“Xolani Khumalo and the foundation was under the impression that negotiations were ongoing with both the company and the channel. Regrettably, Xolani Khumalo had been unable to contact the company’s representatives for any comments or further discussions.”