Senzo Meyiwa Mthokozisi Thwala

The late Senzo Meyiwa and Mthokozisi Thwala. Image: Twitter.

‘Money-making scheme’: Mthokozisi Thwala on why he didn’t participate in Netflix doccie

Mthokozisi Thwala said he refused to participate in the Netflix docuseries on Senzo Meyiwa and didn’t accept payment for pictures he gave.

Senzo Meyiwa Mthokozisi Thwala

The late Senzo Meyiwa and Mthokozisi Thwala. Image: Twitter.

State witness and Senzo Meyiwa’s close friend Mthokozisi Thwala says he did not want anything to do with the Netflix docuseries about the goalkeeper’s murder because he saw it as a money-making scheme.

Thwala revealed this on Thursday, 4 May as he continued with his testimony at the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.


Thwala told the court that he was first approached by Mzilikazi and blatantly refused to participate. He was then approached by a woman and also told her the same thing.

After a few months another woman came to his home in Umlazi, met his family and tried to convince him to be part of the docuseries. Thwala said some of the reasons they gave trying to convince him to participate in the production were not valid enough for him.

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He also told the court that he sent his lawyer to tell Ten10 Films representatives not to contact him again nor set foot at his home. He said Ten10 Films then requested for his pictures with Meyiwa and were willing to pay for them.

“I gave them about six pictures and told them that they can use them in the production, however, I do not want to be paid for this,” he said.

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Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead on 26 October 2014 at the home of his girlfriend and singer Kelly Khumalo in Vosloorus, Gauteng in an alleged botched robbery.

Five men are on trial for the murder of the soccer star, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa and Sifisokuhle Nkani Ntuli. They face charges of premeditated murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravated circumstances, possession of firearms without a licence and possession of ammunition. All the five men pleaded not guilty.

The trial continues.

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