categorically denies the allegations that former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead while trying to intervene in a fight between herself and then-boyfriend Longwe Twala. andile ‘Zandie’ Khumalo-Gumede
Zandie Khumalo-Gumede says that it is very sad and hurtful that after so many years after Senzo Meyiwa’s death they still have to defend themselves from people who are hell-bent on the theory that they are guilty.
“It really makes one wonder if Senzo’s family and the society that says we are guilty really want justice to prevail or they just want to see the Khumalos arrested, I often think to myself that because nothing stays hidden forever if someday the person that killed Senzo gets arrested and it turns out not to be one of the people in the house as it will… Will the family and those who have crucified us be satisfied or they will continue spewing untruths,” asks Zandie Kumalo.
Zandie further states that “On the allegations that he was shot while trying to intervene on a fight between me and my then-boyfriend Longwe Twala, I categorically deny that. I don’t write this because I feel I owe those who have crucified us any answers, I write this because I feel that my name can’t be continued to be dragged through the mud and I keep quiet like I have something to hide.
“I have given the police my statement, I have availed myself time and time again for interviews when the police need me, I agreed to take a lie detector test last year… I took it without fear because I have nothing to hide. Different police have been on and off this case and all of them can’t find anything that says we are guilty but unqualified people on social media think they know better.
“I sometimes worry about all the conspiracy theories that people make, I worry if the police will ever find these killers because people keep on messing with their investigations by introducing new theories every time. If the police have proof that I am guilty they must arrest me by all means but I will not be bullied into admitting to something that I don’t know,” says Zandie Khumalo.
She says that as for AfriForum also now partaking in the investigations, she would like to also avail herself to them whenever they need her.
“Police have my Fourways address and my contact numbers should they need my KZN address. I am willing to help them so this can be resolved and everyone gets closure and move on.
What I want Senzo’s family and the society to know is that after the truth that I have told the police and the sympathy that I feel for them as they lost a hero, a son, a brother and a father after the hurt that I still feel for his passing plus the way that they treated my family since the incident I owe them nothing, they must never feel entitled to anything else in my life,” she says.
She says she understands and feels the pain they are going through but that does not give them (Meyiwa family) the right to abuse them.
“Their anger and abuse is misdirected and this sense of over entitlement they have developed towards my family needs to stop,” she concludes her statement posted on her Instagram page on Tuesday evening.