Singer demands answers from police over ex-lover’s killing at her residence

Khumalo [Photo: Courtesy]

South African singer Kelly Khumalo is demanding answers from police over her married ex-lover’s death six years ago at her house in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg.

Training her guns at the police for what she said was lacklustre investigations, Khumalo said detectives have not been forthcoming as to the fatal shooting of Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa in 2014.

Khumalo claimed that investigators have not responded to her letter on the killing of Meyiwa and lamented that his death had taken a toll.

“The matter of my daughter’s father needs to be put to an end. It has been six years. I have been a victim of this matter for many years and I am tired. I am going to speak. I am no longer afraid of speaking,” she said.

Kelly [Photo: Courtesy]

Setting the record straight in a video posted to her Instagram page, the singer said nothing was being done to bring to book the perpetrators who robbed her of a lover and father to daughter Thingo.

 “Someone in charge is not doing anything. I have written a letter to the police. No one has even bothered to answer me or say ‘Kelly we are doing something about this’,” added Khumalo. “They don’t have to walk a day in my shoes. I have the whole country that hates me, that swears at me every day. Do I deserve this? No, I don’t. Again, as a woman, the law in this country is failing me."

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In response, however, the police via acting spokesperson Brig Mathapelo Peters said detectives never received the letter but are actively investigating the shooting.

“In relation to claims or allegations by Ms Khumalo on a video on social media about a letter written to the department of police, the ministry of police is not aware of such a letter but wishes to assure the nation that police are working around the clock to ensure that this case gets resolved,” said Peters.

Meyiwa's colleagues at the funeral [Photo: Courtesy]

The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper who prior to his death started Bafana Bafana's last four AFCON qualifiers was shot dead after three intruders stormed into his girlfriend's house demanding valuables.

According to the police, two of the armed intruders entered the home while one kept watch outside.

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega explained that Meyiwa was shot once in the chest as he moved towards the door and was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

The three attackers fled leading police to offer $23,000 reward for information. No one has to date been arrested.

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In his address, then-President Jacob Zuma vowed to get justice for the 27-year-old’s family.

“We mourn the death of this young footballer and team leader whose life has been taken away at the prime of his career. The law enforcement authorities must leave no stone unturned in finding his killers and bring them to justice. Words cannot express the nation’s shock at this loss,” said Zuma.

The footballer's wife Mandisa Mkhize [Photo: Courtesy]

He was married to Mandisa Mkhize and left behind three children.