Singer Kelly Khumalo has spoken out against allegations that she may be behind the 2014 shooting of ex-Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.
In an interview with eTV’s Morning Show on Tuesday, Khumalo said she has spoken about the case on many occasions, but the public has chosen not to believe her.
She said, “I’ve spoken about the Senzo Meyiwa issue so many times, but people have decided that they want me guilty, so why defend myself? They must believe what they want to believe.”
Khumalo dismisses cover-up allegations
Khumalo continued, “Me and God know the truth. One thing I will never do is to protect someone who killed my daughter’s father. At what expense?”
The Undithatha Kancinci singer also dismissed allegations reported by Sunday Independent over the weekend that she may be involved in a cover-up in the ongoing investigation.
She was Meyiwa’s girlfriend at the time of the incident, which also took place at her home in Vosloorus, Gauteng.
Khumalo said, “For that independent… whatever paper they are – how dare you? When you go out like that and write something so false and untrue and misleading the nation.
“Because at the end of the day, I promise you this – you will have egg on your face.”
Police also deny cover-up claims
Meanwhile, the South African Police Service has also denied claims of a cover-up, insisting that investigations are still on track.
Spokesperson Vish Naidoo told EWN that claims that a lead investigator had been removed from the case are false.
“The investigator that all the articles seem to be attacking is still the lead investigator in the case. He’s been an investigator since his appointment in 2018,” he said.
Public perceptions of incompetence or a possible cover-up have intensified following the five-year delay in finalising the case.
Last week, Meyiwa’s family announced that they had decided to work with advocacy group AfriForum in a bid to find justice.