Celebrities 9.2.2018 02:13 pm

LISTEN: Longwe Twala says he was a ‘coward’ on the night Senzo was killed

Longwe Twala. Image: Facebook

Longwe Twala. Image: Facebook

The son of music producer Chicco Twala has come out to defend himself against accusations that he shot Senzo Meyiwa.

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.

Longwe Twala 2015 – “I witnessed Senzo’s murder. A bullet missed me & his death traumatized me”

Longwe Twala 2018 – “I managed to run outside but couldn’t call for help cuz I left my phone inside & the neighbours were sleeping. I heard 3 gunshots”

@AdvBarryRoux Check this 2015 article were Longwe Twala says #1 He was in the house when Senzo was killed (not outside) #2 Chicco Twala says Longwe was missed by a bullet (How when he was outside)

Chico Twala yesterday said he’s the one that drove Senzo Meyiwa to the hospital & today Longwe Twala is saying kelly Khumalo drove senzo to the hospital!

Just in case you are wondering why Chicco Twala’s son Longwe is not yet arrested, Yesterday he said “My father is a powerful man, sorry to say this”

Longwe ran out the door but he saw Senzo protecting everyone? Did he leave his eyes in the house? He ran out with his phone, so he had his phone on him? But he couldn’t col 4 help bcoz he had left his 4n inside. Disastrous lies. Y lie if u are innocent?

Longwe Twala exposed himself actually. He stated they couldn’t get his phone because it was in the house. Later , he comes and say phones were taken by the police, it was in his pocket Meyiwa

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.”

Hmmmm ….. this story has so many holes in it. Even if he’s innocent, this ninja is definitely hiding something.

Why isn’t he incensed that police aren’t doing their job? If your friend has been killed you’d want justice to be done and actively seek it

Repeating the same line over and over again doesn’t mean it’s true.

When he said he’s an Orlando pirates fan and therefore wouldn’t want Senzo dead….

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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