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Zandie Khumalo request to testify behind closed doors criticised

Kelly Khumalo’s sister Zandile Khumalo Gumede has drawn ire from the public on Twitter when she recently asked to testify behind closed doors during the ongoing Senzo Meyiwa trial.

The public personality and female witness reportedly requested that her testimony be recorded, either vocally or visually, out of fear of mockery, according to postings on Twitter. Additionally, she requested that her testimony not be streamed live.

According to the State, the witness is concerned for her safety since she occasionally gives performances in front of an audience, which could affect how the public perceives her.

The witness also voiced worries that her testimony would be questioned and that she would face social media reaction, which might make her feel uneasy and prevent her from continuing with her testimony.

However, if journalists are present in court, the witness has no problem with them writing about her evidence.

Zandile Khumalo Gumede’s request was dismissed by Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela, who is presiding over the Senzo Meyiwa trial, on the grounds that her justifications were weak.

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She has come under fire from South Africans on Twitter for demanding special treatment, particularly given that she has felt at ease giving televised interviews regarding Senzo Meyiwa’s death.

Several responses to Zandile Khumalo Gumede’s plea to testify behind closed doors during Senzo Meyiwa’s trial are listed below:

Never mind; why were people meant to watch their side of the story when they were filming for Netflix to make money for themselves? Things have changed today.
Zandile is dramatic and selfish maan
Why do these people care about their image only not justice of their friend who was murdered
She did an interview last year and she didn’t think about the public then
Zandile’s request is interesting since it goes against a previous statement she made in October of last year, in which she said she felt confident about testifying in the ongoing Senzo Meyiwa trial. Many people have questions about the motivations behind her most recent request.

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