Soul singer Kelly Khumalo is heavy-hearted after being accused of playing a role in an alleged cover-up of Senzo Meyiwa’s murder

If we had R1 for every time Kelly’s name has been mentioned in connection with the Meyiwa murder case, we would be very, very wealthy. The musician has had to plead her innocence once again and this week began with her speaking out about the case for the first time since AfriForum announced that they would be taking over Senzo’s unsolved murder.

The problem is; many people across South Africa have already declared Kelly ‘guilty’, as conspiracy theories about her involvement on that fateful night run wild. Some suggest that Kelly is withholding key information, others have gone as far as holding her responsible for Senzo’s death.

Speaking on Real Goboza this past weekend, Kelly explained that she’s well aware of the criticism on the timeline and revealed that some of the words used by her critics “hurt”.

An emotional Kelly opened up to the nation when she said, “I think that hurts, because I’m not a killer. I may be a hell lot of things, but I am not a killer.”

In the wake of last week’s news, which saw AfriForum pledge their support for the Meyiwa family in the hunt for Senzo’s killers, Kelly has seen her name dragged through the mud in the timeline.

It seems as if she has decided that the latest wave of accusations cannot go without response because on Tuesday morning the singer spoke to eNCA news.

Kelly was a guest on First Take with Xoli Mgambi when she slammed her accusers.

She said on the show, “I have spoken about the Senzo Meyiwa issue so many times but people have decided that they want me guilty. They are going to believe what they want to believe. Me and God know what happened. One thing I will never do is defend the person who killed my daughter’s father – at what expense?”

Do you think that Kelly Khumalo is being unfairly treated by the South African public?