Music mogul and producer Sello “Chicco” Twala made headlines this week after seemingly lauding the work that the South African police have done on investigating the still-unsolved Senzo Meyiwa murder case

The timing of Chicco’s comments is particularly curious considering the climate around Senzo Meyiwa right now. The last two weeks have been tense, to say the least, especially since lobby group AfriForum offered to take up the case and ramp up the drive to find Senzo’s killers.

The Bafana Bafana goalkeeper was murdered over five years ago and to this day, nobody has been convicted of the crime. But let’s just say that the South African public have their suspicions…

Chicco’s son, Longwe, has been caught at the heart of a conspiracy theory that suggested that he had significant involvement in Senzo’s death. Longwe was in the house with Senzo when the murder took place, as well as the footballer’s girlfriend Kelly Khumalo, her sister Zandi and their mother. Theorists believe that, not only do these individuals know what happened on the night, but that they have all played a role in the biggest cover-up of the century – and that’s where Chicco comes in.

The same conspiracy theorists, and it’s worth pointing out that none of this has been proven in court, claim that Chicco helped protect his son and the Khumalos by using his network of contacts.

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Chicco has spoken out to the media this week and thoroughly refuted those claims. He began by stating emphatically that not only was his son innocent, but that he would never protect him if he had killed Senzo. Chicco said, “I did not commit murder. If my son committed murder, I will be the first person to take him to the police. I will never defend my son if he murdered somebody.”

The music legend then followed up on his words by praising the police officers who have been presiding over the case

He added, “The police are doing a wonderful job investigating the matter. It is just that these people are publishing nonsense. People must leave the police to do their job and they will find the culprit.

“It is nonsense. It is fake stories. I won’t believe anything until the police finalise their investigation.”

It’s safe to say that social media commentators are not convinced by Chicco’s latest comments with a number of fans suspecting that something might be amiss:

Do you believe that the Meyiwa family will see justice for Senzo any time soon?