Explosive Affidavit Alleges Kelly Khumalo's Involvement in Senzo Meyiwa's Murder
During proceedings at the North Pretoria High Court, a shocking affidavit was presented by lead investigator Brigadier Bongani Gininda, implicating Muzi Sibiya and Bongani Ntanzi, the first and second accused, in the murder of soccer player Senzo Meyiwa. According to the affidavit, Kelly Khumalo, Meyiwa's former girlfriend and mother of his child, was allegedly named as the individual who hired a hitman to carry out the crime. The trial, which began in 2020, six years after the incident, also involves Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphisa, and Sifisokuhle Ntuli.
The court heard that Khumalo had reportedly been attempting to eliminate Meyiwa since 2013, and there were cellphone connections between the singer and the third and fifth accused. The affidavit questioned why Khumalo would maintain contact with her boyfriend's alleged killer, suggesting a motive of hatred and intent to cause harm. Additionally, a photograph of money found on Mncube's phone was also discovered on Khumalo's cellphone, as stated in Gininda's statement.
"There is no reasonable explanation why she would be in contact with her boyfriend's killer. It is clear she hated him. She meant to kill him. A photo of money which was found on accused 3, Mncube's phone, was also found on Kelly's cellphone," read the statement from Gininda, who added that accused number one, Muzi Sibiya clearly implicated Khumalo as the person who ordered the hit on Senzo Meyiwa. "The cellphone which was robbed at Khumalo's home was picked up through cellphone towers near Vosloorus hostel and the planning of the murder took place at the hostel." Gininda said.
The affidavit further claimed that Muzi Sibiya directly implicated Khumalo as the person who ordered the hit on Senzo Meyiwa, and the planning of the murder allegedly took place at a hostel near Vosloorus.
In a surprising turn of events, Gininda revealed an affidavit from the deceased Simphiwe Buthelezi during the trial, which stated that Ntanzi was a known hitman in Kwa-Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal, supplying illegal firearms to other hitmen. Ntanzi was allegedly involved in supplying firearms in Marikana, where a prominent union member was killed, along with another accused. A separate trial is being conducted to determine the admissibility of confession statements, pointing out and warning statements made by the accused in the main trial.
The shocking revelations in the affidavit have added significant weight to the ongoing trial, shedding new light on the alleged involvement of Kelly Khumalo and the intricate details surrounding Senzo Meyiwa's tragic murder.