Senzo Meyiwa, the Bafana Bafana Captain and goalkeeper, is being laid to rest today at Umlazi, and what has been clear is the absence of Kelly Khumalo, his girlfriend and mother of his child.
Since the news of Senzo’s death broke out sunday night, after he was shot while visiting Kelly’s family home in Vosloorus, Kelly has been blamed for his death, with many saying he would still be alive had he not gone there with her.
Kelly Khumalo could have chosen to attend the funeral, after the Meyiwa family officially said that she could attend the funeral. Kelly has a child with Senzo, who was conceived when he started a relationship with the pop star.
She probably decided to mourn in privacy, and to respect the family and Senzo’s wife, Mandisa. She loved him, that was very clear. She let the world know how she felt about him, when she said: ” . . . the love of my life and the best father I know, your name is engraved in my heart, without you this journey is meaningless.”
Of course, Mandisa Mkhize, Senzo’s wife was at the funeral dressed all in black. Their 2 kids were also present, and of course the rest of the family.
Her emotions and loss were captured in this picture:
It is truly sad . . .
I didn’t even follow soccer that much, and I didn’t know Senzo/his work all that well, but his death has truly touched me. It is clear that South Africa has lost a great guy . . . I only hope that his family and loved ones will be comforted . . . somehow!
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