Senzo Meyiwa’s angry father dropped a bombshell this week when he pleaded with singer Kelly Khumalo to reveal the identity of his son’s killer.
“I want to know who killed Senzo,” he said. “That’s all I want from Kelly.”
Khumalo declined to comment.
Meyiwa, who allegedly fled his house in Umlazi, Durban, after receiving death threats, had continuously been briefed by police about the developments of the case, including the identity of the footballer’s suspected killers.
The plea came a fortnight after Sunday World reported that Khumalo, who has a child with the late Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain, had rolled up her sleeves to fight for his insurance millions.
The slain soccer star’s family was set to receive R5-million from a life insurance policy taken out by his club and administered by DelphiSure Group Insurance Brokers Cape.
Meyiwa’s statement also came soon after media reports that the insurers had delayed payment because one of the beneficiaries was allegedly a suspect in the murder case.
“Kelly must stop thinking she can do as she pleases because she’s in a big city,” he said. “[She] should be quiet like Senzo’s other girlfriends. She does not respect the family. She’s not even our makoti [daughter-in-law].
“It’s Mandisa’s place to do all the talking, not Kelly.”
Meyiwa said he was tired of fighting for the deceased player’s millions and only wanted peace.
National police spokesman Solomon Makgale said they believed someone fed Meyiwa’s father wrong information when he enquired about the insurance money.
“They are telling him insurance money cannot be paid out because one of the beneficiaries is considered a suspect, and that money will only be paid out once the investigation has been concluded,” said Makgale.
“It’s unclear to us how such conclusions were arrived at because from a murder investigation perspective, there’s no reason the insurance money cannot be paid out.
“All insurance companies have a form which they bring to us that takes a couple of minutes to fill in.”
He added that the police were unable to conclude who the suspect was because their investigations were still under way.
“Our investigation is not at a stage where we can say conclusively who the suspects are. You will note from the statement we issued regarding the progress we have made,” he said.
“[But] we remain positive we will resolve this murder.”
Meyiwa was shot and killed inside Khumalo’s home in Vosloorus on the East Rand last October.
One suspect was arrested for the murder but was later released. Police have since been struggling to apprehend the perpetrators.