Zandie Khumalo Gumede at 'peace' about testifying in Senzo Meyiwa murder trial

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Zandile Khumalo-Gumede.
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  • Zandie Khumalo Gumede has been approached to testify at the murder trial of her sister Kelly Khumalo's former lover and soccer star, Senzo Meyiwa.
  • The singer says she is "at peace" about it.
  • Last month, News24 reported that a lawyer in the murder trial said a witness would testify that Meyiwa and Khumalo Gumede were in a sexual relationship.

Singer and younger sister to Kelly Khumalo, Zandie Khumalo Gumede, is at peace about testifying in the ongoing murder trial of former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.

The soccer star was shot and killed in an alleged robbery at Khumalo's mother's house in October 2014. Fisokuhle Ntuli, Muzikawukhulelwa Sibiya, Bongani Ntanzi, Mthobizi Mncube and Mthokoziseni Maphisa are on trial for Meyiwa's murder.

"Yesterday I said to him [her husband] Brigadier so and so, called. They wanna come to the house on Thursday and consult with me cos they want me to go and testify on the SM case," she wrote in the caption of a post dedicated to her husband, Hloni Gumede. "He calmly said 'abeze phela' (let them come), and suddenly I was at peace."

In the post, Khumalo Gumede continued to gush about her husband being "the best dad in the world" and the one who "makes things happen". She also thanked him for being her "source of strength".

Khumalo Gumede reunited with her older sister in the season finale of her reality show, Life With Kelly Khumalo, last week, after a public fall out.

Last month, News24 reported that a lawyer in Meyiwa's murder trial said a witness would testify that he was not only in a relationship with Khumalo, with whom he shares a child, but also in a sexual relationship with Khumalo Gumede. The news was brought to light during the cross-examination of the state's third witness and Meyiwa's close friend, who was at the scene, Tumelo Madlala.


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