‘Nobody knew who Senzo was’: Kelly Khumalo angers people

Kelly Khumalo has vehemently denied allegations that her Showmax reality show Life With Kelly Khumalo is “profiting” from Senzo Meyiwa’s passing.

In an exclusive interview with eNCA on Monday night, the singer made her remarks.

On October 26, 2014, Senzo Meyiwa was shot and died while visiting Kelly Khumalo’s mother in Vosloorus. Kelly and the six other occupants of the house claim that the soccer star was killed in a robbery gone wrong.


Kelly Khumalo spoke with eNCA at the Showmax premiere of season three of her program over the weekend and addressed all of our burning questions. She also expressed her thoughts on being included in the Senzo Meyiwa case, particularly a second docket where the defense has accused her of being a murder suspect.

The murder trial for Senzo Meyiwa, in which five men are charged with hitting the soccer star, has been continued until September.

With Life with Kelly Khumalo set to premiere on July 5 nevertheless, Kelly Khumalo has rebuffed accusations that the program is making money off of the late celebrity and the ongoing trial.

She boldly said in a clip that has gone viral on Twitter: “I was Kelly Khumalo before Senzo Meyiwa. I did not know who Senzo Meyiwa was until a friend of mine explained to me who he was.

“Nobody knew who Senzo Meyiwa was until he was attached to the brand Kelly Khumalo. I have nothing to gain with either his wins or his losses. All I had was love for him, nothing else”.


But like many times before, Kelly Khumalo was dragged for her comments about Senzo Meyiwa. The couple began dating in 2013 and welcomed daughter Thingo just seven months before his death.

Here is what tweeps had to say about Kelly’s comments.

@odedanilo: “These interviews do nothing for her ‘brand’ but make her look even more guilty. That man was in his prime. Very distasteful thing to say”

@SithaleKgaogelo: “Delusional”

@africa_dlomo: “It is stupid to say most people who don’t watch/follow football wouldn’t know Senzo, most of you don’t watch/follow rugby but know exactly who Siya Kolisi is. Senzo was the national team captain and one of the most famous football stars. You didn’t have to watch soccer to know him”

@darkiie2022: “WTF she didn’t make Senzo…Senzo was bigger than Kelly Khumalo and was at his prime by the time he died. A whole Orlando Pirates & Bafana captain”

@HappinessBonge2: “Honestly she makes it hard to believe that she’s innocent”


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