According to The Citizen, Kelly Khumalo told SABC3’s Trending SA that the EFF was all about war, when explaining why she cut her performance for the party short.
“You can say whatever you want to say to me but there’s that energy that says we’re all about war, and you feel it with those people, I felt that and I was like ‘this is not my place’, I kept saying to my DJ ‘this is not my place’,” The Citizen quoted her as saying.
The EFF did not take this kindly, accusing her of ingratitude.
We invited @KellyKhumaloZA to perform at one of our rallies in KZN and this is how she thank us. She go around spreading lies about the @EFFSouthAfrica. I want to warn her, she must not start something she won't finish. Ungrateful bastard. pic.twitter.com/ugRY2eFOK4
— Xabiso Mtwana (@MtwanaXabiso) April 3, 2019
So what actually happened? The EFF did indeed invite Khumalo to perform at one of their rallies.
According to the SowetanLIVE however, once she started performing, EFF supporters started chanting slain Bafana Bafana star Senzo Meyiwa’s name.
Meyiwa was killed in Khumalo’s home back in 2014. Social media users have long speculated that she had a hand in his death, yet so far evidence for this has been lacking.
TimesLIVE reported in March that Khumalo was in fact quite angry with the police for their failure to catch Meyiwa’s killer, saying, “The law is failing us. I don’t understand why they have not found those people. There are fingerprints.”
Okay, so the EFF essentially invited Khumalo to appear on stage so that their supporters could repeatedly accuse of her murder, and they expected her to be grateful for this.
I mean, who wouldn’t be?
Ever since Meyiwa’s death I’ve felt sorry for Khumalo in all of this. So far there is no evidence that she played a part in his death, and yet for years she’s been demonised over it.
And, this was in her own home that this happened. If someone was murdered in my house, that wouldn’t be a nice feeling.
If that someone was someone I cared about, that would compound the horror, and what Khumalo had to deal with straight after this murder was not sympathy, not empathy, but intimations that she was the one who did it, based on what real evidence?
The EFF puts forward this idea that they’re going to be a government for the people, a government that cares about the majority – and yet where’s that empathy?
- Picture courtesy of Kelly Khumalo via Instagram.