Kelly Khumalo is preparing to testify in her ‘baby daddy’ and then-boyfriend Senzo Meyiwa’s murder trial.
Kelly Khumalo, a South African singer, has declared 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.
A “watching brief,” according to Wikipedia, is a strategy employed by lawyers in criminal proceedings to represent clients who are not directly involved in the case and to serve as an observer.
After being accused of murdering Senzo, five hitmen – Muzikawukhulelwa S’Tembu Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphisa, and Fisokuhle Ntuli – were arrested and charged. The trial was supposed to begin on April 11th, but it was postponed. This was because Advocate Zandile Mshololo, who represents the fifth accused, Sifisokuhle Ntuli, stated that she was unable to proceed with the trial without enough consultation.
The case was postponed for 24 hours, but when Msholo returned to court, she stated that she was still not ready to proceed with the trial and asked for another five working days’ postponement.
On October 26, 2014, Senzo Meyiwa was slain during an alleged armed robbery at his then-girlfriend Kelly’s home in Vosloorus. Kelly was present in the house when Senzo was murdered, 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, what makes Kelly so eager to testify now? Moonsamy had stated that all they seek is closure for the country and the world.
“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.