“Is it my fault that Senzo loved me?”: Kelly Khumalo has dropped a bombshell – she blames Senzo Meyiwa’s family for making Mzansi turn on her and crucify her for a sin she did not commit
‘We were madly in love. Before he took his last breath, I begged and prayed to God not to take my baby dad’s life.’
Kelly Khumalo says she has been hurt by the way Senzo Meyiwa’s family has treated her.On Friday, an emotional Khumalo (35), in an interview on Ezemidlalo Ukhozi FM, shared that it had been almost six years since her boyfriend, Meyiwa, had died, but “it feels like yesterday. My world was torn apart when Senzo died. I never thought something like this would ever happen to me. It was a sudden death, which left me with a wound that won’t heal any time soon,” she said, sobbing.
Meyiwa was shot and died at Khumalo’s family home in Vosloorus in October 2014. His killers have still not been arrested.Since his death, his family had accused Khumalo of not telling the police the truth about who killed Meyiwa. As a result, the country had been divided and confused. Some people believed that Khumalo and the other people who were at the house when he was killed were hiding the truth.
The hate that they have projected at me, unfortunately, has spread around [and made] everyone believe that I had a hand in Senzo’s deathKelly KhumaloHowever, in the interview, Khumalo blamed the Meyiwa family, saying they were driving South Africans to hate and crucify her for sins she did not commit.
“The hate that they have projected at me, unfortunately, has spread around [and made] everyone believe that I had a hand in Senzo’s death,” Khumalo said. “Is it my fault that Senzo loved me?”She said they were madly in love and there was no way she would have contributed to his death.
Before Meyiwa took his last breath, she was on her knees begging and praying to God not to take her baby dad’s life. “My daughter Thingo was young at that time and I did not want her to grow up without her father.”From day one, they [the Meyiwa family] did not like me as Senzo’s girlfriend and they had made up their minds that I contributed to his death.
Kelly KhumaloThe mother of two described Meyiwa as a hands-on and loving father, who wanted the best for her and Thingo.She said the Meyiwas had failed to pay damages or any money towards Thingo’s upkeep. Because of that, she would remain a Khumalo and her surname would not be changed to Meyiwa. “I don’t need us to sit down and talk as a family. Thingo is a Khumalo. She is six and asks questions. She wants to know about her dad. I don’t want to bombard her with a lot of information. For now, all she knows is that her father is in heaven.”
She insisted that it was too late to make peace between the two families because the damage had been done. “From day one they [the Meyiwa family] did not like me as Senzo’s girlfriend and they had made up their minds that I contributed to his death. For a long time they did everything to ruin my reputation; they called me names. This is evident when you look for me on Google.”
Khumalo said she had lost hope in the justice system and felt it had failed her, even though she gave the officers investigating Senzo’s death “everything they needed at that time”.To this day I am still amazed that the police have failed to arrest the suspects when there were fingerprints and one of the intruders had left his hat. This is concrete evidence that would have led the police to trace the culprits.
Kelly Khumalo“This was not my first encounter with the justice system. I was almost beaten to death several years ago and I remember when I went to open a case the police officer told me to go back and to iron out issues with my then boyfriend,” she said.
She said it was “so sad that when your husband dies, in our country, as a woman, you are always the number one suspect”.“As a family we are still not sure how safe we are. To this day I am still amazed that the police have failed to arrest the suspects when there were fingerprints and one of the intruders had left his hat. This is concrete evidence that would have led the police to trace the culprits,” she said.
Meyiwa’s older brother, Sfiso, told City Press that he was touched by Khumalo’s interview. “I now understand Kelly’s pain and as a family we will do our best to reach out to her again.”He said the reason the Meyiwa family did not accept Khumalo at the time was because Senzo was still married to Mandisa [Mkhize].
“As a family, we are willing to reach out to Kelly once more and pay for the damages and also do what is right for the sake of Thingo. After all, she has Senzo’s blood,” he said.Sfiso said he understood why Khumalo was blaming the Meyiwas for everything. “When people realised she was not welcome in the family, they took advantage of that and started saying nasty things about her. Now, as the older brother, it is my responsibility to do what is right for Thingo.”Read more: City Press »
Sighhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! No news here no bombshell here...ur pushing it😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 The problem is that a crime was committed but there is no witness, no suspect What a cheek. Must tell what happened. She knew senzo is married man The only bombshell this woman must drop is telling the nation who pulled the trigger, finish!! Otherwise angahamba ashone njengespikili!!
Stop looking for attention we have bigger things to worry about like covid-19 The only bombshell will be having someone behind bars for the murder of Senzo Meyiwa You blaming everyone but yourself. Just come clean who killed Senzo? Then you didn't love him mos Why has she never attemped to assist in finding the perpetrators? Why has she only been defending herself and family?
The only fault you make is hiding the person who killed SENZO MEYIWA. Maybe you should tell the truth and peace will be with you if you HONESTLY loved him She is still talking shit Killer headline I'd like to speak to the person who asked for an interview. Nxa She must drop a truth bombshell, just tell the truth because you are as guilty as the person who pulled the trigger because you were there
If she is looking to use this tragedy to market that pachuchu Gin of hers then shame on...the timing is suspect. We should put Kelly Khumalo behind us as a nation. Yes baby girl its your fault. It you said no, he would be alive today. Please wear and mask , shutup and sanitise. If Desperate was a person. Are our sisters desperate to the extent of wanting some recognition by boyfriends family at the level of girlfriend? Nahu umhlola bakithi! Where I am from we recognize people only when Amalobola negotiations have been initiated. Please bantase!
KhumaloDanica What bombshell? Asekeme lo...we are dealing with pandemics and sober weekends...her time will come. Kelly didn't pull the trigger but she knows someone who did..so she must stop trying to gain sympathy from people But our officers still investigating 😌 UK had joined in on the George Floyd matter, Kelly ima kancane
Not now Must have been a very slow week in the newsroom at City Press Nobody has time for this woman's self pity A bombshell would be the identity of his killer. She must tell us who killed Senzo.. she knows who did it & she probably sees the shooter occasionally.. in the end.. she knows what happened & who did it..
It’s COVID and George Floyd time ne. We don’t have time for this tu Powder face
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