Former Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has come under fire for commenting on Kelly Khumalo’s “walk out” during a performance at an EFF rally in KwaZulu-Natal.
The singer left the stage after the crowd chanted, “Justice for Senzo Meyiwa”.
Kelly was dating the Bafana Bafana captain when he was shot dead during an alleged robbery at her mother’s house in Vosloorus in 2014.
No arrests have been made in the case.
A visibly annoyed Kelly was seen leaving the stage after performing just two songs.
Many social media applauded Kelly for her actions, saying she did not have to put up with the bullying.
Fikile decided to add his two cents.
“Nice nice,” he tweeted about Kelly’s walk out.
— Mr Fearfokkol | Forever Young (@MbalulaFikile) March 25, 2019
While some believed the ANC elections head was praising Kelly for her actions, others thought he was happy people were calling her out at the rally.
Some Twitter users lashed out at Fikile, telling him Kelly would not have to deal with suspicious about her alleged involvement in Senzo’s death if Fikile solved the case when he was the country’s police minister.
“You promised us you’d make sure the Senzo case is solved & his murderer(s) are behind bars when you were the minister of police. You said it was your top priority. Now you’re here saying “nice nice”. If you think she knows something, why didn’t you do anything about it?” one Twitter user wrote.
You promised us you'd make sure the Senzo case is solved & his murderer(s) are behind bars when you were the minister of police. You said it was your top priority. Now you're here saying "nice nice". If you think she knows something, why didn't you do anything about it?
— Please Vote 4 My Sister #MrsSouthAfrica🇿🇦 (@ThaboMojela) March 25, 2019
Another tweep added: “You didn’t do a thing a about that case, but out here saying that… useless.”
Meanwhile, Kelly is holding her head high after the incident.
“You Think a bunch of bullies who find comfort in hurting ppl would scare me? Think again I am the Light and the Power Of God in a human form. Dare touch me!” she tweeted.
You Think a bunch of bullies who find comfort in hurting ppl would scare me? Think again I am the Light and the Power Of God in a human form. Dare touch me!
— Kelly Khumalo (@KellyKhumaloZA) March 25, 2019
Kelly has always maintained her innocence, denying accusations she knows who killed Senzo.
“I don’t know why police have not found the perpetrators. There were fingerprints. A hat (belonging to one of the armed men) was found. There were witnesses,” she told eNCA in an interview earlier this month.