The Meyiwas drove South Africa to hate me – Khumalo

A photo posted by singer Kelly Khumalo with murdered soccer star Senzo Meyiwa on her Instagram account on 26 October. The caption reads: "My sister photo bombing our picture". Picture: Kelly Khumalo/Instagram

Singer Kelly Khumalo has commented on allegations that she was involved in the late Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa’s murder.

Meyiwa was shot and killed during an alleged armed robbery at Kelly’s mother’s house in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, in October 2014. No arrests have been made for his murder.

READ: Kelly Khumalo demands justice for late Senzo Meyiwa

Speaking during an interview with Irvin Sihlophe on Ukhozi FM’s Ezemidlalo sports show on Friday, Kelly claimed that the Meyiwas drove South Africans to believe that she was involved in her baby daddy’s murder.

Kelly said South Africans hated her because of the Meyiwas.

“How is it my fault? Is it my fault because Senzo loved me? I don’t think the thought of it being my fault that Senzo was shot comes from South Africa.

“I think the people who played a role in driving South Africa to hate me is Senzo’s family. They subjected me to a lot of hate and drove South Africa to hate me as well,” commented Kelly as quoted by the Daily Sun.

“[The Meyiwas] never loved me. If you search Google, you’ll see they said a lot of things about me.”

Kelly also accused the Meyiwas of delaying the arrest of Senzo’s killers.

“They’re the reason the killers haven’t been found.

“They focused on hating me and finding me guilty instead of trying to find out who killed Senzo,” commented Kelly.

Senzo’s uncle Sfiso Meyiwa said they didn’t hate Kelly but there was a misunderstanding between both parties.

“We’re willing to sit down with her and sort things out, if she doesn’t mind.”

About the damages, he said: “It’s our wish to go to the Khumalos and pay the damages. But we don’t know when we’ll go there.”

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