Longwe Twala stopped by Metro FM’s drive show to share his side of the story
Parody Twitter account, @AdvBarryRoux, reignited an old rumour that Longwe, who was at Kelly Khumalo’s house when the soccer star died, was somehow involved.
Chicco was accused of covering up his son’s involvement in the shooting; a claim he denies.
He says he is “saddened that my own people can do this to me”.
Listen to the audio below
“I am an Orlando Pirates supporter myself. How could I murder my own goalkeeper? How can I murder Senzo in front of his best friend without him coming out to get me in jail? It doesn’t make sense,” TshisaLIVE quoted him as saying.
Longwe also rubbished rumours that his father’s gun was used in the shooting.
“My father is a very powerful man. He has a lot to protect, but he doesn’t walk around with bodyguards. He walks around with his gun 24/7.
“He would never make the mistake of leaving his gun anywhere. He always has his gun with him.”
He added that he was not inside the house when Senzo was shot.
“I was even the coward of the day ’cause I actually ran out as those gunmen actually came in and requested phones and money from us. I was actually the first to stand up to try & protect everyone, not realizing that the other guy also had a gun and pointed the gun at me and I actually ran out the door after he pointed the gun, in self-defense. From then I was outside, I wanted to get help but it was late, the neighbors were even sleeping, I didn’t even have my phone ’cause I left it at the house so I couldn’t call the cops.” ZAlebs quoted him as saying.
Social media users have pointed out inconsistencies in Longwe’s story, like his claim that he was not inside the house when Senzo was shot.
One user shared a 2015 report published in The Juice that claimed he was inside the house when Senzo was shot, while his father Chicco told the publication his son was “missed by a bullet”.
Another user claimed Longwe said he left his phone inside the house, but in another clip claimed it was in his pocket.
Poppy Ntshonwgwane was also skeptical of Longwe’s version of events.
“Hmmmm….. this story has so many holes in it. Even if he’s innocent, this ninja is definitely hiding something,” she tweeted.
She added in another tweet: “This ninja has had four years to come up with a believable story. He sounds like an accomplice at the very least.”
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