Kelly Khumalo’s friends get messages from stolen phone

2014-10-29 20:22

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Kelly Khumalo’s friends have been receiving messages from her phone which was reported stolen during the robbery in which her boyfriend Senzo Meyiwa was killed.

A close friend of Khumalo’s, who did not want to be named, showed City Press messages from Khumalo’s number, which is known to City Press.

One of the messages reads: “Plz help me urgently I’m in trouble with this poor police for speed (sic).”

The person writing the message asked Khumalo’s friend to contact a “Detective Sello” to make arrangements for the payment.

When City Press contacted the “detective”, he said that Khumalo needed R3100 for bail.

He claimed she was at the Kempton Park police station near the airport.

When City Press tried to make further contact to find out more about the money, the “detective” said a case number was needed.

He then switched off his phone.

At a press briefing on Monday, convened by National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega, police said the suspects who shot Meyiwa walked into Khumalo’s mother’s house in Vosloorus, Gauteng, and demanded cellphones and money.

After shooting Meyiwa, they grabbed Khumalo’s phone which was charging, and fled.

The police’s Brigadier Neville Malila told City Press police were aware of the activity on Khumalo’s phone and this has now formed part of their investigation.

“Anyone who has paid money to these people should head over to the closest police station to report this matter,” he added.

Malila said earlier claims that Khumalo’s phone had been retrieved were not true.

Malila would not confirm if the phone was being used by the suspects who shot and killed the soccer star.

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