Kelly Khumalo dressed to kill for court appearance

2013-10-09 11:26

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Controversial Afro-pop singer Kelly Khumalo might have failed to escape the Hillbrow police but she would definitely escape the clutches of the fashion police.

Khumalo got the attention of the public and media with her sharp sartorial taste when she arrived for her appearance at the Hillbrow Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Clad in a pair of black designer shoes, a black blazer, a black-and-white skirt, a white shirt, and an expensive red watch, she sat next to her sister, who was equally dressed to kill. Khumalo was fiddling with her BlackBerry.

A police officer approached her and whispered into her ear and left.

After a few minutes, her lawyer called them outside the courtroom where they caucused for a few minutes. They then returned to the gallery and resumed their respective seats.

Kelly Khuymalo, with her sister, Zandi, at the Hillbrow Magistrates' Court on Wednesday (October 9 2013). The two allegedly assaulted Mandisa Meyiwa, the wife of Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: Muntu Vilakazi/City Press

But the singer, who was playing games on her cellphone, incurred the full wrath of the court orderly, who shouted at her to stop.

“Sisi (my sister) we don’t play games in here,” shouted the orderly.

Khumalo immediately stopped fiddling with her phone and shoved it into her black handbag.

After the court was adjourned, a few female attorneys asked Khumalo’s lawyer if they could pose for pictures with her.

“Mr Kekana, can we take pictures with your client?” they asked as they sauntered towards her.

“Sure you can,” he replied as he walked out of the court room.

They sat next her and shot a few snaps with her with their cellphones.

Khumalo was arrested together with her sister yesterday after they handed themselves over at the Hillbrow Police Station.

They were expected to spend the night behind bars but were apparently released on bail last night.

The two are charged with assaulting the wife of Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa last month.

According the charge sheet, Khumalo found Meyiwa chatting to his wife, Mandisa, near the highway.

She parked her car next to theirs and walked to them.

It is alleged that Mandisa walked to the passenger door and tried in vain to open it as it was locked.

She then walked back to Meyiwa and asked him to unlock the door.

Without provocation, it is alleged, Khumalo started assaulting Mandisa with open hands.

Khumalo’s younger sister, who was sitting in the award-winning artist’s car, joined the fray and attacked Mandisa.

“Mandisa sustained injuries to her face after the two scratched her on her face with their nails,” said the officer.

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