Senzo's dad: Kelly should help me find my son's killers

Johannesburg - The father of late Bafana Bafana goalkeeper and captain, Senzo Meyiwa, is happy with reports that his son's killers could soon be arrested but believes Senzo's girlfriend at the time, Kelly Khumalo, should be doing more to help with the investigation.

Senzo Meyiwa was brutally slain in a botched house robbery in Vosloorus in 2014 and, 17 months later, his family is still waiting for his killers to be arrested. 

The case was once again thrown into the spotlight this past weekend, when reports from the Sunday Independent claimed that police were closing in on the footballer's killers and that an arrest would be made soon.

Talking to Sowetan shortly after reading these reports, Senzo's father Sam Meyiwa, said that he was happy to hear of the imminent arrest and wished the death penalty would return so that his son's killers could be hung.

"I trust the Hawks and believe there is progress. I believe that there will be arrests because they are hard-working," he told the paper. 

But Sam Meyiwa did not have such kind words for Senzo's girlfriend at the time, singer Kelly Khumalo. 

Sam believes that Kelly, who was in the house at the time that Senzo was shot down, should be helping the police and family find their son's killer instead of talking "about money".

"They killed my soul. She should be assisting me (in finding the killers) as a person who claims to have loved my son. Instead, she talks about money. I suspect they killed him for money," Sam says.

Kelly could not be reached for comment.

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