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Johannesburg - Kelly Khumalo has revealed that she nearly turned back to drugs to help her cope after the death of Senzo Meyiwa.
Kelly was dating Senzo at the time of his death in October last year (read more about that here), and his death hit the songbird hard, with friends fearing she might relapse to an old drug addiction to help her cope.
Kelly was once again dragged into the Senzo Meyiwa murder case this week, with reports that a police investigator suggested she be arrested over the footballer's death (read more about that here).
"I thought I needed something to numb the pain," she says of the incident. "But what surprised me was that nothing in my mind or body had the craving."
She says that she soon realised that relapsing would postpone her recovery and she was intent on staying sober, even though the world wanted her to fall.
"I stayed away from social networks. I knew I was going to be called names and be hated by people who have never even heard of me," she told the mag. "I felt like journalists had been waiting for something like this to happen so they can feast on me. I was also a victim that day," she later added.