Senzo’s wife drops a bombshell

2014-11-02 08:00

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Senzo Meyiwa’s wife has admitted that her husband chose her love rival, Kelly Khumalo, over her.

Mandisa Mkhize told City Press last week, just days before her husband was shot dead, she had accepted she had lost him forever.

Asked if she felt betrayed by Meyiwa after he told her that he and Khumalo had broken up, Mkhize (28) said in a text message: “I respect Senzo’s decision to be with Kelly Khumalo. We did not end things on a sour note.

“He is the father of my daughter and, despite all, he is not a bad person,” she wrote.

“I wish him well; I am at peace with everything.”

Yesterday, the modest and softly spoken Mkhize was the chief mourner at her husband’s funeral.

Dressed in an elegant black ensemble and understated black hat with a mourning veil, she wept, wiping tears from her eyes.

Khumalo was not at the funeral after repeated statements from Meyiwa’s father, Samuel, that she would not be welcome.

But Mkhize’s gracious acceptance that her marriage was over was not shared by her former husband’s family.

One member told City Press this week that if Khumalo came to the funeral, the family would be “waiting for her”.

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