Senzo Meyiwa murder trial Zandie Khumalo

The late Senzo Meyiwa and Zandile Khumalo-Gumede. Images via instagram and twitter/@zandie_khumalo_gumede.

Senzo Meyiwa trial: Zandie hints she could be the next witness

Kelly Khumalo’s sister Zandie has hinted that she might be the next person who will be in the witness box in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial.

Senzo Meyiwa murder trial Zandie Khumalo

The late Senzo Meyiwa and Zandile Khumalo-Gumede. Images via instagram and twitter/@zandie_khumalo_gumede.

Songstress, Zandie Gumede has hinted that she might be next in the witness box in the murder trial of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa. 

Zandie is singer Kelly Khumalo’s sister who was Meyiwa’s girlfriend at the time. She is also one of the people who were present when the soccer star was shot dead on 26 October 2014 at her home in Vosloorus, Gauteng. 


The Ikhwela hitmaker has been vocal about the Meyiwa trial and has repeatedly claimed that she cannot wait for her day in court. 

Former defence counsel for accused 1 – 4, Timothy Thobane made explosive arguments about Zandie when Tumelo Madlala was in the witness box in September. Thobane said that Zandie lived with Kelly and Senzo in an estate in Mulbarton, Johannesburg. 

Thobane further said Meyiwa and Zandie ended up having sexual relations due to Kelly being away for a long time. Zandie was in a relationship with Sello ‘Chicco’ Twala’s son Longwe at the time. Some social media users believe that Longwe Twala shot the goalkeeper because he had a motive. Apart from that, one of the affidavits deposed by Madlala read in court when the proceedings resumed on 14 November said it was Longwe who shot Meyiwa; however, he (Madlala) never told the Meyiwa family because he did not see Longwe carrying a firearm.

The Ngiyak’thanda hitmaker took to Instagram to her over 330 000 followers asking how the weather is in Pietermaritzburg and Ladysmith where she was going to perform. She further asked how the weather is in Pretoria. 

“Bese iba njani I weather lapho e Pretoria Monday???? Kuyoshisa noma Kubanda ke lapho e Pitoli Monday lapho asinavalo ngoba yeka intokozo yokwazana naye thina sise lapha (How is the weather in Pretoria on Monday? It’s going to be hot even if it’s cold there in Pretoria. We are not anxious because what a joy it is to know him while we are still in this world,” she wrote. 

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On Wednesday, 16 November Zandie took to Instagram to share a dream she had about testifying in court.

“After work, I had a late afternoon nap and had a dream where we as a family had decided that we don’t want any media present in court when we testify; not even our voices should be heard.

“Angisho sinamanga (we are liars), so we don’t want to want to waste any more of the people’s time since we are guilty already in their eyes, so we rather testify to the court alone since they are the only ones who haven’t found us guilty,” she said. 

Zandie said the court granted her family’s wish and her biggest fear is that her dreams always come true. 

ALSO READ: Meyiwa was shot trying to separate a fight between Zandie and Longwe, court hears