Kelly Khumalo ready to take the stand in Senzo Meyiwa trial

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Kelly Khumalo ready to take the stand in Senzo Meyiwa trial

Kelly Khumalo ready to take the stand in Senzo Meyiwa trial
Kelly Khumalo ready to take the stand in Senzo Meyiwa trial

Kelly Khumalo, Mzansi singer, has indicated that she is ready to testify about what she knows about the death of her “baby daddy,” former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, according to her attorney Magdalene Moonsamy (22 April).

Kelly Khumalo’s lawyer, Magdalene Moonsamy, revealed that the singer is willing to testify in the murder trial of her ex-boyfriend and “baby daddy,” Senzo Meyiwa. Moonsamy was there for a watching brief during the trial, which had been postponed twice.

According to Wikipedia, a “watching brief” is a method normally used in criminal cases by lawyers to represent clients not directly a party to the suit and to function as an observer.

Five hitmen – Muzikawukhulelwa S’Tembu Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphisa and Fisokuhle Ntuli were arrested and charged after being accused of murdering Senzo. The trial was set to start on 11 April but was postponed. This was because Advocate Zandile Mshololo – the legal representative of the fifth accused – Sifisokuhle Ntuli, indicated she was unable to proceed with the trial without sufficiently consulting.

The case was delayed for 24 hours, but when Msholo returned to court, she stated that she was still not ready to proceed with the trial and wanted a five-day extension.

Senzo Meyiwa was killed in an alleged armed robbery at the home of his then-girlfriend Kelly’s house in Vosloorus on 26 October 2014. Kelly was one of those in the home at the time Senzo was killed along with,

Kelly’s sister Zandie

Their mother Ntombi

Zandi’s boyfriend Longwe Twala

Meyiwa’s friends Mthokozisi Thwala and Tumelo Madlala

Kelly’s children Christian and Thingo

Moonsamy revealed that Kelly will take the stand as a witness if she is required to.

“If the prosecution requires her as a witness in court … she is a witness in the matter and she has been compliant and cooperative in the matter,” said Moonsamy to eNCA ahead of the resumption on Friday.

“So if she is required to be present in court then she will be,” she continued.

So, why is Kelly willing to testify now? Well, Moonsamy previously said they just want closure for the nation and the world.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced that it is ready to proceed with the trial today (22 April).

“The NPA’s lead prosecutor in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial, Advocate George Baloyi urges all role players to ensure that the matter proceeds (today), in the interest of justice for the Meyiwa family and the public at large,” said North Gauteng regional spokesperson for the director of public prosecutions, Lumka Mahanjana.

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