Kelly Khumalo’s sister Zandile drops a Bombshell

In a gripping turn of events at the North Gauteng High Court in Tshwane, South Africa, on Thursday, May 18, Zandile Khumalo, sister of renowned singer Kelly Khumalo, took the stand to testify in the murder trial of Senzo Meyiwa, the late beloved soccer player. Zandile Khumalo’s testimony shed light on the close relationship between her sister and Meyiwa, while also exposing the emotional toll the tragedy has taken on their lives.

At the onset of her testimony, Zandile Khumalo requested that her testimony not be broadcast live. However, the presiding judge, Tshifhiwa Maumela, ruled that her testimony could be broadcast audibly, with her face remaining hidden. Accepting the ruling, Khumalo expressed her intention not to appeal, emphasizing her desire for justice to be served without further delays.

Describing the relationship between Kelly Khumalo and Senzo Meyiwa, Zandile testified, “They shared a lovely connection with one another. They loved each other so much that they would do anything for each other, including following each other around everywhere.”


Under questioning by State Advocate George Baloyi, Zandile Khumalo admitted that she couldn’t recall the exact start of their relationship. The focus then shifted to the events of October 26, 2014, the day Meyiwa was tragically shot and killed.

Recounting the morning’s events, Khumalo described how they arrived at her mother’s house in Vosloorus, Johannesburg. Present at the time were Meyiwa, Kelly Khumalo, Zandile, their mother Ntombi Khumalo, Longwe Twala, Meyiwa’s friends Mthokozisi Thwala and Tumelo Madlala, as well as Kelly’s two children. Also in attendance were Meyiwa’s friends Mthokozisi Thwala and Longwe Twala.

The trial involves five defendants: Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Mthobisi Mncube, Mthokoziseni Maphisa, and Sifokuhle Ntuli. They face charges of murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of ammunition, and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. All five defendants have pleaded not guilty to these charges.

During her emotional testimony, Zandile Khumalo broke down in tears while recounting the events that unfolded after the two intruders entered the house. Overwhelmed with emotions, she pointed a finger at the second accused, Ntanzi, identifying him as one of the intruders.

Tumelo Madlala, another witness in the trial, also mentioned Ntanzi as a significant figure. Zandile Khumalo’s reaction to the mention of Ntanzi further highlighted the anguish and pain caused by the incident.

Addressing the accused, Khumalo tearfully expressed, “Do you people realize how much damage you’ve done to our lives? The harm that you have inflicted.”

The trial continues as the court seeks to uncover the truth surrounding the tragic murder of Senzo Meyiwa. The emotional testimonies from individuals closely connected to the case serve as a reminder of the profound impact such crimes have on the lives of those left behind.