Kelly Khumalo is ready to take the stand

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South African singer Kelly Khumalo is ready to take to the stand and testify on what she knows about the murder of her “baby daddy”, former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, confirmed by her attorney Magdalene Moonsamy ahead of the trial that is taking place today (22 April). 

SENZO MEYIWA’S MURDER TRIAL

Kelly Khumalo’s attorney Magdalene Moonsamy confirmed that the singer is ready to testify at her ex-boyfriend and “baby daddy” Senzo Meyiwa’s murder trial, if required. Moonsamy was present at the trial, which had been postponed twice, to conduct a watching brief. 

According to Wikipedia, a “watching brief” is a method normally used in criminal cases by lawyers to represent clients not directly a party to the suit and to function as an observer.

Five hitmen – Muzikawukhulelwa S’Tembu Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Mncube, Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphisa and Fisokuhle Ntuli were arrested and charged after being accused of murdering Senzo. The trial was set to start on 11 April but was postponed. This was because Advocate Zandile Mshololo – the legal representative of the fifth accused – Sifisokuhle Ntuli, indicated she was unable to proceed with the trial without sufficiently consulting.

The case was postponed for 24 hours but when Msholo returned to court she said that she was still not ready to proceed with trial, and requested a further five working days’ postponement.

Senzo Meyiwa was killed in an alleged armed robbery at the home of his then-girlfriend Kelly’s house in Vosloorus on 26 October 2014. Kelly was one of those in the home at the time Senzo was killed along with,

  • Kelly’s sister Zandie
  • Their mother Ntombi
  • Zandi’s boyfriend Longwe Twala
  • Meyiwa’s friends Mthokozisi Thwala and Tumelo Madlala
  • Kelly’s children Christian and Thingo

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KELLY KHUMALO IS READY TO TAKE THE STAND 

Moonsamy revealed that Kelly will take the stand as a witness if she is required to.

“If the prosecution requires her as a witness in court … she is a witness in the matter and she has been compliant and cooperative in the matter,” said Moonsamy to eNCA ahead of the resumption on Friday.

“So if she is required to be present in court then she will be,” she continued. 

So, why is Kelly willing to testify now? Well Moonsamy previously said they just want closure for the nation and the world.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced that it is ready to proceed with the trial today (22 April). 

“The NPA’s lead prosecutor in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial, Advocate George Baloyi urges all role players to ensure that the matter proceeds (today), in the interest of justice for the Meyiwa family and the public at large,” said North Gauteng regional spokesperson for the director of public prosecutions, Lumka Mahanjana.

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