The father of slain Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has hit back at Kelly Khumalo, claiming that the songstress was talking “nonsense” during her recent tell-all interview with talk show host Anele Mdoda.
Kelly was a guest on Real Talk with Anele this week, where she held nothing back about her relationship with Senzo and the Meyiwa family.
In the gripping interview, Kelly openly rebuked Senzo’s family for airing their grievances with her in public and said that the family could “forget about” ever meeting their granddaughter Thingo.
But speaking to The Mercury after the interview, Sam Meyiwa hit back at Kelly, saying she would have to someday tell her daughter the truth about what happened the day her father died.
“She (Kelly) is speaking nonsense. That child has Meyiwa blood. I am not bothered by what she said. When the child grows up she will ask questions about her father. Kelly will have to tell her who killed her dad and where he was killed. I am now pinning my hopes on this child. She is growing up and one day she will learn how her father was killed at her mother’s home. She will come back to tell us everything,” Sam told the paper.
Sam admits that the family has not seen their granddaughter for some time, but says that she did visit for a ritual to be done when she was very young.
Senzo’s father also went on to slam Kelly’s comments about his son, saying that she not disrespect the slain footballer.
“She has recently said that being in love with Senzo had been a waste of her time. How does she dare speak so ill of my child who died?,” Sam told the paper.
In July, Sam Meyiwa told Sunday Sun that he was willing to put his turbulent relationship with Kelly behind him for the sake of his granddaughter.
“I’ve realised that as much as there’s a level of hatred towards Kelly, I can’t punish my granddaughter for her mom’s sins. I can’t just let life continue without loving my granddaughter – she’s the happiness for both her parents,” he told the paper at the time.
The Bafana Bafana captain was killed on 26 October 2014 during an alleged armed robbery at Kelly’s family home in Vosloorus.
Senzo’s father has on numerous occasions lambasted Kelly for her involvement with his son, often blaming her for his death.
In her interview with Anele on Thursday, Kelly said that she has learnt to block out the negativity.
“I had to decide for myself, I don’t care how you see me, or what you expect from me. I’m going to do me; the same way I would have done when Senzo was alive. When Senzo was alive I blocked out everything negative about him and focused on loving him, so that’s what I did,” Kelly said.