Senzo Meyiwa’s long-time friend, Mthokozisi Thwala, on Wednesday testified in the High Court in Pretoria that he was uncomfortable going to Kelly Khumalo’s home the day the soccer star was kiIIed in an alleged botched robbery.
Thwala was testifying about circumstances linked to Meyiwa’s at his singer girlfriend Khumalo’s home in Vosloorus.
Thwala told the court that he was uncomfortable going to the Khumalo homestead because he was also friends with Meyiwa’s wife, Mandisa Mkhize.State prosecutor advocate George Baloyi asked Thwala why he felt uncomfortable going to the Khumalo house.
He replied, saying: “I was also Mandisa’s friend, so it didn’t feel right for me to go to Senzo’s girlfriend’s place whereas I know his wife”.Thwala explained that even though he was reluctant, he ended up going to the Khumalo homestead after Meyiwa convinced him that this was a chance for him to meet his daughter, a child he had with Kelly.
Meyiwa was gunned down at the Khumalo’s home in a suspected robbery, on October 26, 2014.
The people who were in the house on the day Meyiwa was murdered, were Khumalo and her younger sister, Zandile, their mother Ntombi Khumalo (MaKhumalo), Longwe Twala, Meyiwa’s friends, Mthokozisi Thwala and Tumelo Madlala, Kelly’s then four-year-old son, Christian, and Thingo, her daughter with Meyiwa.