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    ‘We don’t want any media present in court’: Zandie ‘dreams’ of testifying

    Singer Zandie Gumede who was present when soccer star Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead, says she had a dream where she testified in court without the presence of the media. 

    Meyiwa was shot on 26 October 2014 at the home of his girlfriend Kelly, Zandie’s sister. Her name has also come up several times at the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, where the trial is sitting. 


    It is not yet clear when Zandie will be in the witness box, as she previously said that police had contacted her regarding testifying in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial.

    On Wednesday, 16 November Zandie took to Instagram to share her dream.

    ALSO READ: ‘If my son is guilty he should go to jail’: Chicco Twala on Longwe

    “After work, I had a late afternoon nap and had a dream where we as a family had decided that we don’t want any media present in court when we testify; not even our voices should be heard.

    “Angisho sinamanga (we are liars), so we don’t want to want to waste any more of the people’s time since we are guilty already in their eyes, so we rather testify to the court alone since they are the only ones who haven’t found us guilty,” she said. 

    Zandie said the court granted her family’s wish and her biggest fear is that her dreams always come true. 

    The Ikhwela hitmaker has been vocal about the Meyiwa trial and has repeatedly claimed that she cannot wait for her day in court. 

    Defence counsel for accused 1 – 4, Timothy Thobane made explosive arguments about Zandie State witness Tumelo Madlala was in the witness box in September. Thobane said that Zandie lived with Kelly and Senzo in an estate in Mulbarton, Johannesburg. 

    Thobane further said Meyiwa and Zandie ended up having sexual relations due to Kelly being away for a long time. Zandie was in a relationship with Sello ‘Chicco’ Twala’s son Longwe. Some social media users believe that Longwe Twala shot the goalkeeper because he had a motive. Apart from that, one of the affidavits deposed by Madlala read in court when the proceedings resumed on 14 November said it was Longwe who shot Meyiwa; however, he (Madlala) never told the Meyiwa family because he did not see Longwe carrying a firearm.

    In an interview with eNCA in July this year, Zandie questioned why Meyiwa’s wife Mandisa and her mother were not interrogated as, according to her, the wife is always the prime suspect when the husband dies.

    ALSO READ: Senzo Meyiwa trial: Media kicked out of proceedings AGAIN

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