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    Witness to testify Kelly was a beneficiary of Senzo’s life cover

    Defence counsel for accused 1 – 4 Thabiso Thobane has told the North Gauteng High Court that a witness will come and testify that slain Bafana Bafana captain, Senzo Meyiwa and his then-girlfriend Kelly Khumalo took a life cover together and she was the beneficiary and signatory. 

    Thobane revealed this on Thursday, 15 September as he cross-examined State witness and Senzo’s close friend, Tumelo Madlala. 


    Tumelo Madlala has been in the witness box since Tuesday, 13 September. He has been giving his eyewitness account of what happened the night Meyiwa was shot at Kelly Khumalo’s home in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni on 26 October 2014. He also told the court the events that took place the next few days following the incident. 

    Instructing attorney and defence counsel for accused 1 – 4 kicked off his cross-examination by questioning Madlala on their said close friendship with Meyiwa. 

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    Thobane asked Madlala if he was aware that the late goalkeeper lived together with Kelly and her sister Zandile in an estate in Mulbarton, he said he wasn’t aware as he had visited the place before. 

    “I was not aware that Zandile lived together with Kelly and Senzo. The apartment had two bedrooms, when I was there, I came with my girlfriend. My girlfriend and I slept in one room while Senzo and Kelly slept in the other,” he explained. 

    Thobane further asked Madlala if he and the late goalkeeper discussed policies as he claimed they were close. Madlala said they did not discuss personal matters such as policies and insurances. 

    The defence counsel further put it to the witness that another witness will come and testify that Senzo and Kelly took a life cover together and Kelly was the signatory and beneficiary. 

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