The man involved in the murder of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa has revealed Kelly Khumalo was the mastermind of the crime.
The details of the revelations are contained in a confession made before a magistrate in June, six years after Senzo Meyiwa’s death. One of the suspected gun man revealed that a dispute arose at a Johannesburg mall. The dispute arose over certain payments and their families in KwaZulu Nata had to call a meeting and decided the matter would be kept a secret.
According to City Press, investigators believe they have gathered sufficient evidence to close the case and they have submitted the docket to prosecutors to obtain warrants of arrests for all implicated in the murder.
The police have also revealed how they cracked down the case and obtained evidence after a team of investigators appointed by Police Minister Bheki Cele took eight months to wrap up investigations that had stalled for six years.
“We have a watertight case. We’ve managed to track down a firearm that was used to kill Senzo. The ballistic test results have positively linked the suspects to the murder, which we’ve established was premeditated,” said an insider close to the case.
While no arrests have been made so far, five of the suspects are currently serving time in priosn ffor unrelated crimes.
One of the gun men told a magistrate in Boksburg Senzo Meyiwa‘s girlfriend at the time Kelly Khumalo allegedly hired them to kill her boyfriend. Kelly Khumalo ha always maintained she has no case to answer with regards to Meyiwa’s death.
City Press goes on to reveal that an investigators’ reports dated 20 June 2020 reveals the gunmen were promised a sum of money for the murder by Kelly Khumalo but she has since defaulted. The hitmen also revealed Khumalo was disgruntled as Senzo was no longer interested in marrying her having not told Khumalo that he had a wife. The gun man revealed he charged Khumalo R400 000 for the job considering his target’s status.
The gun man also revealed Khumalo negotiated for a payment plan with R250 000 paid after the job was done and the balance after two months. The hit men met a sangoma to perform rituals to enable them to have courage when they face Meyiwa. The sangoma has since corroborated the evidence and admitted the gang visited him for muthi.
Khumalo is reported to have backtracked on paying the R250,000 after the job was completed as she said she could not afford it.
Contacted for a comment, Kelly Khumalo said: “Thank you for informing me. All the best with your story”