These two have shared their own versions of what happened at Kelly Khumalo’s childhood home in Vosloorus, where Orlando Pirates Goalkeeper and Kelly Khumalo’s baby daddy, Senzo Meyiwa was brutally murdered.
There’s a new player in the saga, well not new per se, but she provides a fresh and interesting perspective on this legal quagmire.
Musician and sister to Kelly Khumalo, Zandile Khumalo, has spoken out on several platforms regarding the much-talked about case of Senzo Meyiwa. However, there seems to be a change of tide, as Zandile Khumalo is coming out guns blazing against the Meyiwa family and general public.
Zandile Khumalo’s Instagram followers were greeted by two long posts about Senzo Meyiwa and how his family has been severely unkind and disrespectful towards them as a family. This is Zandile Khumalo standing up for her family!
The first post supports Kelly Khumalo’s version of events, as they have both always maintained their innocence. Also, she writes about how she had always been co-operative with the police and has availed herself when needed.
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1/2 Tuesday 12 November Zandile Khumalo Statement on the "New developments" on the Senzo Meyiwa murder. For immediate release: Johannesburg, South Africa : It is very sad and hurtful that after so many years after Senzo Meyiwa's death we still have to defend ourselves from people who are hell bent on the theory that we are guilty. It really makes one wonder if Senzo's family and the society that says we are guilty really want justice to prevail or they just want to see the Khumalos arrested,I often think to myself that because nothing stays hidden forever if some day the person that killed Senzo gets arrested and it turns out not to be one of the people in the house as it will....will the family and those who have crucified us be satisfied or they will continue spewing untruths. On the allegations that he was shot while trying to intervene on a fight between me and my then boyfriend Longwe Twala, I categorically deny that. I don't write this because I feel I owe those who have crucified us any answers, I write this because I feel that my name can't be continued to be dragged through the mud and I keep quiet like I have something to hide. I have given police my statement, I have availed myself time and time again for interviews when the police need me, I agreed to take a lie detector test last year.....i took it without fear because I have nothing to hide. Different police have been on and off this case and all of them can't find anything that says we are guilty but unqualified people on social media think they know better. I sometimes worry about all the conspiracy theories that people make, I worry if the police will ever find these killers because people keep on messing with their investigations by introducing new theories every time. If the police have proof that I am guilty they must arrest me by all means but I will not be bullied into admitting to something that I don't know. As for the Afri Forum also now partaking on the investigations, I would like to also avail myself to them whenever they need me. Police have my Fourways address and my contact numbers should they need my KZN address. I am willing to help them so this can be resolved and everyone
Part One: ”It really makes one wonder if Senzo’s family and the society that says we are guilty really want justice to prevail or they just want to see the Khumalos arrested. It is very sad and hurtful that after so many years after Senzo Meyiwa’s death we still have to defend ourselves from people who are hell bent on the theory that we are guilty.”
Part Two: ”What I want Senzo’s family and the society to know is that after the truth that I have told the police and the sympathy that I feel for them as they lost a hero, a son, a brother and a father after the hurt that I still feel for his passing plus the way that they treated my family since the incident I owe them nothing, They must never feel entitled to anything else in my life. I understand and feel the pain they they are going through but that does not give them the right to abuse us, their anger and abuse is misdirected and this sense of over entitlement they have developed towards my family needs to stop.”
Senzo Meyiwa’s case has too many twists and turns. However, with the help of the Afriforum, the case might finally draw to a close.