Senzo Meyiwa’s girlfriend Kelly Khumalo has issued a statement about his death. This is the first time she has spoken out since the shooting incident at her home on Sunday evening.
The statement, sent on her behalf by her reps, was issued Wednesday morning.
“Kelly Khumalo and her family would like to express their sincere condolences to the Meyiwa family for the loss of Senzo Meyiwa, who was tragically shot at their family home in Vosloorus, in the presence of Kelly’s family (her mother Ntombi, sister Zandi, and son Christian) Tumelo and Senzo’s friend Mthoko and Longwe Twala. This has been an incredibly traumatic experience for the Khumalo family. As the law takes its course, they request that they be given space and privacy to deal with this tragedy and they thank you for the prayers and support.”
Meanwhile, Meyiwa’s father has lashed at his son’s girlfriend, saying his relationship with the her led to his death.
Samuel Meyiwa says the relationship disrupted the marriage between the soccer star and his wife Mandisa.
Meyiwa senior says had his son not been with Khumalo, he would still be alive today.
“She’s not welcome, she mustn’t even come around here because I don’t need her. Its because of her that Senzo was murdered.”
Below Ordinary South African citizens reacted to Kelly Khumalo and Mandisa Mkhize debacle amid media reports quoted Senzo Meyiwa’s father as having said Kelly Khumalo is not welcome to attend the funeral
“I don’t think it’s fair to stop Kelly Khumalo from coming to the funeral. Angithi he chose her and was happy with her.”
“Kelly Khumalo.You dated Prosper and now he is in a wheelchair.You dated Jub Jub and he is now in jail.You dated Senzo and he got shot”
“The only crime Kelly Khumalo committed was to Flaunt her relationship with a married man.”
“I swear Senzo would want Kelly Khumalo at his funeral more than anyone else.” Mara wasn’t it over with the wife?”
“People are more Sympathetic towards kelly khumalo,not Mandisa Mkhize-Meyiwa, Senzo’s wife,??? unbelievable!!!”
“Married to Mandisa Mkhize and died protecting umakwapheni Kelly Khumalo …eish..Sad..feel sorry for wife who had to deal with cheating H”
“What I don’t get is Women attacking Kelly Khumalo. Yall know a lot about people’s relationships than yours”
“Kelly Khumalo needs cleansing & deliverance.. she needs a strong prayer, all the men in her life end up in sad situations”
“Your Life Is Perfect, Your Family Is Perfect, Right? That’s Why You Judging Kelly Khumalo, Right?”