Meyiwa murder trial hears Senzo and Kelly ‘were in love’

Meyiwa murder trial hears Senzo and Kelly ‘were in love’

Witness in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial Mthokozisi Thwala has refused to comment on the nature of the late football star's relationship with songstress Kelly Khumalo.

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Thwala, who was one of Meyiwa's best friends, told the High Court in Pretoria on Friday that although he could see the two were in love, he would rather not comment on their relationship.

However, the defence counsel for accused number five, Advocate Zandile Mshololo, asked Thwala to at least try and explain the nature of their relationship to the court.

"Indeed, Senzo was in a relationship with Kelly, but most of the time, I wouldn't be there. Because of the fact that I have never hidden that Mandisa was my best friend. Thus Senzo would avoid me when he was with Kelly because we once had a confrontation about it," said Thwala. 

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Thwala, who concluded his cross-examination on Friday, was one of the six people present in the Khumalo home in Vosloorus in 2014 when Meyiwa was shot and killed. 

Earlier on Friday, Thwala also told the court that Kelly refused to hand over Senzo's identity document after he was killed. 

She eventually handed the ID to Meyiwa's brother Stan on 28 October 2014. 

The state is expected to call a new witness on Monday.

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