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Kelly Khumalo leaves after Meyiwa murder

2014-10-27 13:11

Johannesburg - Singer and actress Kelly Khumalo left her home in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, on Monday, where her boyfriend Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead.

Police had cordoned-off her home, along with a neighbouring house on either side.

Khumalo, dressed in a white shirt and jeans, with a light blue scarf wrapped around her head, drove out of her yard in a silver-grey BMW X6, accompanied by her younger sister.

Her sister was carrying a packet with three boxes of Mageu.

Khumalo was escorted by police and drove past neighbours and media gathered near her home.

(Photo: AP)

The 27-year-old national team and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain was shot dead at about 20:00 in Vosloorus on Sunday.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Neville Malila could not confirm earlier on Monday whether Meyiwa was in Khumalo's home when he was shot dead. He was reportedly shot while protecting her.

No arrests had yet been made and police were investigating a case of murder.

Busisiwe Dube, who lives on the same street as Khumalo, said she heard what sounded like fireworks around 8pm on Sunday night.

"Senzo was a very friendly person - he always greeted us, hooted or waved," she said.

The media contingent outside Kelly's house this morning. (Mpho Raborife, SAPA)

Dube said that whenever Meyiwa drove past he made an X with his arms - a sign for Pirates, whose logo has a skull and crossbones.

"He had promised to give us a bottle [of alcohol] after the win [against Ajax Cape Town] this weekend," she said.

Makhosi Maluleka said that when she first heard about the shooting she thought it was committed by a Kaiser Chiefs fan.

"I hope they find them [the killers] and arrest them and punish them," she said.

Sipho Maphiso said Meyiwa was probably killed by nyaope addicts. "If I found them, I'd kill them myself and not even take them to the police station."

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega will address the media about the investigation into Meyiwa's shooting later on Monday.

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