Photo: @KellyKhumaloZA / TW
Photo: @KellyKhumaloZA / TW
Kelly Khumalo, after facing mounting pressure related to the re-energised investigation into the murder of Senzo Meyiwa, was forced to come out in her defence.
The investigation into the death of Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Meyiwa, has dragged for five years. Meyiwa was last seen alive with Kelly Khumalo, at her residence in Vosloorus, on 26 October 2014.
The story has always been that Meyiwa died as a result of a scuffle with armed robbers who had accosted the family, at the singer’s residence.
However, no forensic evidence has ever matched the story Kelly Khumalo and her family has maintained all these years. Since AfriForum took on the investigation, from a prosecutorial angle, there have been murmurs of a cover-up allegedly concocted by Kelly Khumalo and her family.
It is believed that Meyiwa had intervened a violent couple’s quarrel and as an instinctive reaction, Twala’s son allegedly pulled out his gun and shot the goalkeeper.
Khumalo’s mother, Gladness, has also been accused of masterminding the cover-up. It is alleged that she was the one who removed Meyiwa’s cellphone from the crime scene and concocted the robbery tale, even going as far as identifying a known man from the community as a suspect.
Of course, until AfriForum or the police make formal charges against everyone implicated in the murder, this is all just speculation.
The latter was the premise of Khumalo’s recent appearance on eNCA. The singer has had to deal with mounting pressure from people who have claimed that she knows a lot more than she lets us believe.
Others believe that she may have had nothing to do with the actual crime, but that she knows who did and that she is protecting them from prosecution.
However, Khumalo, calm in her posture, vehemently denied any knowledge of the murder. In fact, the singer stated that she was tired of addressing the same subject every time.
She also blasted Sunday Independent for allegedly publishing the story about how the ‘accidental’ murder was covered up by the family.
“For that independent newspaper: how dare you? When you go out of your way and write something so false and untrue. At the end of the day, I promise you this, you will have egg on your face. I’ve spoken about the Senzo Meyiwa issue so many times but people have decided they want me guilty,” she said.
Khumalo further stated that she would never defend someone who killed the father of her daughter.
“Why defend myself? They must believe what they want to believe. Me and God know the truth. One thing I will never do is protect someone who killed my daughter’s father. They can believe whatever they want to believe. At the end of the day, God still wins,” Khumalo said.
No arrests have been made so far and the case is still very much open.