JOHANNESBURG – Actress and singer Kelly Khumalo faced the ire of Twitter users yesterday after her boyfriend and Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead, reportedly at her home.
The 27-year-old national team and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain, who was married, was shot dead at about 8pm in Vosloorus on Sunday.
Police spokesman Brigadier Neville Malila could not confirm earlier yesterday whether Meyiwa was at Khumalo’s home when he was
Bayanda Bikitsha tweeted: “I feel sorry for Senzo Meyiwa’s wife who had to deal with a cheating hubby and now his death, as for Kelly Khumalo (she) can go swim with the sharks.”
Hands off Buyelekhaya said: “Whoever is investigating Senzo Meyiwa’s murder makaqale ngo (must start with) Kelly Khumalo or his wife. I smell a foot of a baboon . . .”
Nganeka Mama said: “@Kelly_Khumalo You see what messing in someone’s marriage does; you should be stoned you adulterous witch.”
However, many Twitter users defended Khumalo.
Mlacash Wamampela tweeted: “Kelly Khumalo must be traumatised . . . why are people being so mean to her though, whatever happened to empathy?”
Thembelihle Cele said: “Shame on all of you talking smack about Kelly Khumalo. Regardless of what you think of her, she’s human and she’s going through it!”
Khumalo is the mother of a child with Meyiwa and she has a child with hip-hop singer Molemo “Jub Jub”Maarohanye.
Maarohanye was found guilty of murder for killing four schoolboys while drag racing down a Soweto street while high on drugs.
This was later converted to culpable homicide. His sentence was reduced to 10 years imprisonment, two of which were suspended.
A confrontation between Meyiwa’s wife Mandisa and Khumalo, reportedly ended with the singer’s arrest last year after she
allegedly assaulted the wife near the Empire road off-ramp. Meyiwa reportedly told police his wife had provoked Khumalo.
“Kelly had no idea that I was in a relationship, I didn’t reveal it to her. I should have known and done better, I have apologised to both Mandisa and Kelly for this,” Meyiwa said at the time.
Khumalo posted a picture of herself with Meyiwa to Instragram several hours before the shooting on Sunday.
No arrests had yet been made and police were investigating a case of murder.