Senzo had a secret love child - report

2014-11-09 08:19
Senzo Meyiwa (AFP)

Senzo Meyiwa (AFP)

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Johannesburg - Just days after his funeral, the shocked family of slain soccer star Senzo Meyiwa were presented with his secret love child, a son of about 3-months-old.

According to the Sunday Times, the family confirmed they had met the baby and his mother shortly after their son’s funeral. According to them, the baby was born shortly after the birth of Meyiwa’s daughter Thingo with girlfriend Kelly Khumalo.

Meyiwa also had a daughter with his wife, Mandisa Mkhize, and another daughter from a previous relationship.

The newspaper reports that Meyiwa’s father Sam has confirmed the baby’s existence and said he has been acknowledged by the Meyiwas.

According to Orlando Pirates chairperson Irvin Khoza, he had met with the Meyiwa family last week to discuss details of his former player’s finances and to establish whether the slain star had a will, to determine how many children he had and to establish the status of his relationship with his wife and his girlfriend.

Khoza said it was not a secret that the players have girlfriends in all the cities where the play away matches, be it Bloemfontein or Durban.

Chose girlfriend over wife

Sapa reported last week that the slain Bafana Bafana captain’s wife had confirmed that her husband was leaving her for singer and actress Kelly Khumalo.

Days before Meyiwa was killed Mkhize told City Press she had accepted she had lost him forever.

"I respect Senzo's decision to be with Kelly Khumalo," Mkhize reportedly said in an SMS when asked if she felt betrayed after Meyiwa told her he and Khumalo had broken up.

"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.

"I wish him well; I am at peace with everything," she said.

In April, Meyiwa and Mkhize featured on the cover of Drum magazine, and spoke of their love for each other. The two said during an interview that they were working on their marriage and that Meyiwa had ended his relationship with Khumalo.

When Mkhize discovered her husband was back with Khumalo she moved out of their flat in Buccleuch, Johannesburg.

Meyiwa was shot dead on 26 October, in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, while visiting Khumalo. Two men allegedly entered the house, demanded cellphones, and shot him before fleeing.

Shortly after the killing, Khumalo told the Sunday Times Meyiwa planned to divorce Mkhize and marry her.

"I have never been loved by anyone the way Senzo loved me. He was willing to do anything for me... His heart was with me," she told the newspaper.

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