Kelly and Zandile Khumalo. (PHOTO: GALLO/GETTY)
Zandile Khumalo has spoken out about recent developments regarding former Bafana
Bafana goalie Senzo Meyiwa’s murder investigation. The goalkeeper was shot and
killed in 2014 outside the home of Zandile’s sister Kelly Khumalo, also a
says she’s willing to help Afrikaans cultural organisation AfriForum with its investigation
into the matter because she has nothing to hide.
AfriForum also now partaking in the investigations, I’d like to avail myself to
them whenever they need me,” Zandile says.
says she and her family have been subjected to “mistreatment” as the court of
public opinion’s already found them guilty of Senzo’s murder.
sad and hurtful that after so many years after Senzo’s death we still have to
defend ourselves against people hell-bent on the theory that we’re guilty,” she
says. “It really makes one wonder if Senzo’s family and the society that says
we’re guilty really want justice to prevail, or if they just want to see the
says she’s decided to speak out because her name’s been dragged through the mud
“for nothing”. She says she’s been cooperative with the law on this matter and has
availed herself to be interviewed by the police whenever necessary.
offered to take a lie detector test, she adds. “If the police have proof that I’m
guilty they must arrest me by all means, but I won’t be bullied into admitting
to something that I don’t know.”
the “entitlement” the Meyiwa family’s developed towards her family must stop.
never feel entitled to anything else in my life. I understand and feel the pain
they they’re going through, but that doesn’t give them the right to abuse us. Their
anger and abuse is misdirected and this sense of over-entitlement they’ve
developed towards my family needs to stop.”