5 key takeaways from Kelly Khumalo’s interview with eNCA

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  • eNCA recenty aired an exclusive interview with singer Kelly Khumalo.
  • eNCA reporter, Slindelo Masikane, asked Kelly about the murder trial of her late boyfriend and soccer star Senzo Meyiwa.
  • Kelly shared her thoughts on the trial and spoke about their relationship.


On Monday, 4 July 2022, news channel eNCA aired an exclusive interview with controversial singer Kelly Khumalo, ahead of the premier of Season 3 of her reality show, Life with Kelly Khumalo, which started streaming on Showmax on Tuesday, 5 July 2022.

During the interview, news reporter, Slindelo Masikane sat down with the singer and asked her questions about the ongoing trial of her murdered boyfriend, Senzo Meyiwa. Although Kelly refused to comment explicitly about the case, with the permission of her lawyer Magdalene Moonsamy – who was present during the interview – the Ngathwala Ngaye singer shared her thoughts on the case and shared details that got many people talking on social media.

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According to Showmax, in the new season of Life with Kelly Khumalo, she will be spilling more details about her relationship with the late soccer star.

“The singer called her gin brand Controversy, and Season 3 of the SAFTA-winning Showmax Original reality series is going to get Twitter buzzing, if the explosive first episode is anything to go by. In just 25 minutes, we see Kelly give her ex, Jub Jub, the middle finger over his Mother’s Day message; bring Somizi to tears at her first gospel concert since lockdown; and complain to her bestie Wanda Baloyi about having “the sh*ttiest in-laws ever,” who she claims doubted the paternity of both her children and “went to the witchdoctor to get rid of me!” a statement sent to TRUELOVE read.

Here are five of the things she said during the interview:

The justice system has let her down

Commenting on the case and trial, Kelly Khumalo accused the SAPS of not doing their job correctly and said that this is a problem that many South Africans face.

“We have a problem in our country. This is not just about Kelly Khumalo as the musician, but this is about an individual in the pits and darkest place and find themselves losing a loved one and justice is not served,” she told Slindelo.

“…for some reason, the law is not playing the part it is supposed to play,” she added.

Her life is in danger

Taking a jab at the police force once again, Kelly who now travels with bodyguards, claimed that her life is in danger and that she does not feel protected.

“With what has happened to me, I’ve had my life threatened and the lives of my family threatened. Not once but several times and I feel like the law has not come into place to protect me and make me feel that it is within my right to have protection, not only for myself but also for my family,” she shared.

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Senzo left his marriage to be with Kelly

When Slindelo asked why Kelly had continued to be in a relationship with Senzo after discovering that he was married, Kelly responded by saying that Senzo had already left his wife for her.

“I did not continue, he dropped their relationship to be with me,” she firmly revealed.

She has a lot to say in court

While Kelly has publicly said that she has nothing to say about the night of the murder or the allegations made by Advocate Teffo about her being the one who shot Senzo, she told Slindelo that she was waiting for her day in court.

“Who wouldn’t?,” she asked Slindelo about wanting to appear in court.

“My daughter’s father was murdered and nobody deserves that. My life has been in danger since day one of the murder and the people I love have been in danger and that includes my attorney,” she explained.

“How would I not want my day in court because I believe that if the court or the judge or the public wants to know anything, I’m one of the people that needs to say something, but the public does not understand the procedure and court proceedings. I cannot just get on TV and speak whichever way I want,” she added.

Kelly’s brand was bigger than Senzo’s

When Slindelo asked how Kelly feels about people saying that she is profiting off Senzo’s death, Kelly rubbished those claims by saying that her brand was more known than Senzo’s, therefore she has nothing to gain from his death.

“First of all I was Kelly Khumalo before Senzo Meyiwa. I did not know who Senzo Meyiwa was before a friend of mine, Lucia Mthiyane explained to me who he was. Nobody knew who Senzo Meyiwa was before he was attached to the brand Kelly Khumalo. So really? Like really? I have nothing to gain. I’ve had nothing to gain with either his wins or his losses. Nothing to gain,” she concluded.

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