Girlfriend still deciding if it’s really him as scores flock to village to see for themselves

2012-02-04 00:00

THERE was drama at the doorstep of maskandi artist Khulekani “Mnqumeni” Khumalo yesterday as scores of people lined up to see whether it was indeed him in the flesh.

Police had to be called in to control the crowd of schoolchildren and neighbours who had gathered to see whether the news of his resurrection was true.

Police put up cordon tape 100 metres from the home to prevent people from entering the property, at Esigqumeni in Nquthu near Dundee.

Among those who were turned away were Khumalo’s many girlfriends with whom he has fathered 12 children, and his backing vocalists.

Sakhiseni Mseleku, one of the backing vocalists, said he was disappointed that they were not allowed in because Khumalo was more than a business acquaintance and also his cousin.

“We feel pain for being disallowed to see for ourselves whether the news is true because we have travelled from Johannesburg to witness this,” said Mseleku.

Zehlile Xulu and Nomkhosi Mbatha, Khumalo’s girlfriends, were also unhappy. But last night when Xulu told Weekend Witness she had been allowed to see him but needed more time to be certain that it was really Khumalo.

Ukhozi FM announcer Ngizwe Mchunu was allowed inside and came out saying that it was for the public to judge, but for his part he was convinced that he had seen Khumalo, who he said had played the guitar for him.

The family said they would allow the public to see him tomorrow.

• mlondi.radebe@witness.co.za

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