The 26th of October 2014, which is almost 5-years now, brought hurt and anger towards Senzo Meyiwa’s family; especially his father Sam Meyiwa. According to previous reports, Bab’ uSam passed away due to complications after suffering a second stroke. This was more tragic and his main wish was to see justice delivered to those who killed his son, Senzo who was shot in 2014 at the home of his then-girlfriend and baby-mama, singer Kelly Khumalo.
With the above said, is the delay in Senzo Meyiwa’s case a cover-up? Interestingly, on Saturday I visited one of the SAPS satellite police stations around the North of Joburg. During my visit, I eavesdropped while I was minding my own business.
One of the SAPS members said, “I want to see where this Chicco Twala thing will end,” of which the other cop responded by saying, “It’s sad because of uBaba ka-Senzo uze washona ekhazekile engazi ukuthi uSenzo ubulewe ubani (Senzo’s father died hurt not knowing who killed his son),” as brief as it was, this is the conversation that took place on Saturday.
There’s been rife speculation that Chicco Twala is allegedly covering up Senzo’s murder to protect his son Longwe Twala.
In 2018, the legendary music producer and singer, Chicco Twala went on an interview with Power FM once again to defend himself against rumors that his gun was used during the alleged robbery that took place at Kelly Khumalo’s home.
During that interview, Chicco Twala said he was doubtful that a robbery took place on the day Senzo Meyiwa died.
During the interview with Power FM, Chicco Twala added that all those who were present in the house, including his son Longwe, should come forward to reveal what really happened.
“Someone has pulled a trigger. Someone killed Senzo on that night. These six people knew who did it. Why are they quiet? I am not buying the story about the robbery, personally. Someone knows who killed Senzo, including my son, they must be arrested if needs be,” he is quoted as saying.
Chicco Twala’s interview followed an interview that his son Longwe Twala did with SABC’s Metro FM a few days before his on Power FM.
South Africans are aware that there’s a parody Twitter account @AdvBarryRoux that once served us some tea, accusing Chicco Twala of covering up Senzo’s murder to protect Longwe.
During his Metro FM interview, Longwe Twala denied any wrongdoing and that he was fearful that the false rumors could put his life in danger.
“I’m not scared of being arrested for killing Senzo because I am innocent, but I am scared that I could get the wrong crowd of people who could attack me,” Longwe Twala was quoted as having said that during the interview.
Longwe Twala came under fire for seemingly contradictory himself during the interview on more than one occasion – especially about the whereabouts of his cellphone, calling the police and exiting the house to seek help.
Initially, it was claimed that two men, one for them armed stormed Kelly Khumalo’s home intending to rob the occupants. During this chaos, Senzo Meyiwa and one of the men were allegedly entangled in a struggle before the goalkeeper was shot.
Last month, the Sunday Independent claimed that the murder docket contains details of how the ex-Orlando Pirates stopper was “accidentally” shot when he allegedly tried to intervene in a quarrel between Kelly’s sister Zandie and her boyfriend Longwe Twala.
Lobby group AfriForum has decided to help the Meyiwa family find closure in warming-up a murder case that SAPS is very close to letting it go cold…
Seconds went by, minutes went by, days went by, weeks went by and years went by. We are yet to hopefully discover whether this was cold-blooded or impulsive murder – a crime of passion perhaps?