Ntanzi says he was paid R45 000 for Meyiwa’s life

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Bongani Ntanzi has placed songstress, Kelly Khumalo, at the centre of Senzo Meyiwa’s murder.

He says he was paid at least R45 000 for Meyiwa’s life.

The High Court in Pretoria has heard the contents of the jaw dropping confession of accused number 1 and 2 today.

Yesterday, Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng admitted the confessions as evidence after an almost four-month-long trial within a trial.

Ntanzi revealed that he was instructed that Kelly ordered the hit on Meyiwa’s life and that she would pay for the murder.

Colonel Solomon Raphadu took the stand as the main trial resumed today.

Raphadu was the police officer who took Ntanzi’s confession statement at the Moroka Police Station in June 2020.

“I received a call from a friend Mthokoziseni who was with Maphisa. He informed me of a job that needed to be done. I promised to assist.

“I was informed that the person to be eliminated or killed was Senzo Meyiwa and the murder was initiated by Kelly Khumalo, who was going to make a payment for the whole job.

“We were positioned accordingly that Nkani would be the driver, Muzi Sibiya would be the guard and myself and Carlos would get inside Kelly’s house.”

“When we entered the house Carlos shouted in Zulu, Phantsi Imali nama cellphone, I started collecting cellphones and cash that was in the container.

“While I was still busy Senzo jumped to Carlos and the struggle ensued where one shot went off and the second shot hit Senzo as the firearm was pointed at his chest.”

The state also called Colonel Mhlanganyelwa Mbotho, who took the confession statement of accused number one, Muzi Sibiya, in May 2020.

Sibiya has corroborated Ntanzi’s statement that Kelly is the one that ordered the hit.

He revealed that they visited a sangoma prior to carrying out the hit.

“We drove to the traditional healer, Mkhulu as we used to call him and he is from Swaziland. This is the traditional healer we go to before committing a crime.

“Inyanga stays at Katlehong near Palm Ridge. We entered the three of us and Marco is the one who explained to the traditional healer that we want to check if we are going to succeed in doing this job.

“He (Marco) further mentioned to Mkhulu that we are going to kill Senzo Meyiwa and we were hired by Kelly Khumalo who was the girlfriend to Senzo Meyiwa.

“Marco told us that Kelly wants money from Senzo, but he never told Mkhulu that.

“Mkhulu checked for us and said we are going to succeed in killing the said person. He also gave us protection medicine and belts to put on the arms or our waist.

“We paid Mkhulu R50 for checking our job, when we were finished with the job we decided we must pay Mkhulu R5 000.”

The former Bafana Bafana captain was gunned down at the Khumalo home in October 2014.


Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza

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