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Chico Twala’s visit to Senzo Meyiwa’s family raise eyebrows

Renowned music mogul and businessman Chicco Twala, has left social media users seething with anger after revealing that he visited the Meyiwa family over the weekend in Umlazi. Twala made the shocking revelation on Tuesday, 15 November, at the Pretoria High Court.

Chicco Twala’s son, Longwe Twala, was among those in the house when intruders allegedly stormed in and brutally murdered former Orlando Pirates goalie Senzo Meyiwa.

Chico Twala’s visit to Senzo Meyiwa’s family raise eyebrows

While attending the trial proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Meyiwa’s sister Nomalanga Meyiwa confirmed to eNCA that the music mogul did in fact visit her family. She declined to comment on what the meeting was about.

Chico Twala’s visit to Senzo Meyiwa’s family raise eyebrows

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“Yes, Mr Twala came to our family home for a visit at the weekend to see our mother. Unfortunately, I don’t want to get into the details of the meeting because I was not there, but I can confirm he did come over for a visit,” she said.

Chico Twala’s visit to Senzo Meyiwa’s family raise eyebrows

Speaking to SABC senior journalist Chriselda Lewis, the music producer said he visited the Meyiwa’s to give them support, and to assure them justice will be served.

“I have been in contact with Senzo’s mom for a long time. It is not a new thing. It is not the first time that me and her communicated. We communicate with her and there is nothing wrong with that. We are not talking about the case that is going on.

Chico Twala’s visit to Senzo Meyiwa’s family raise eyebrows

“I was there to give her support and tell her that justice will be served. I told her she must not worry too much. The passing of Senzo affected her a lot because he was a breadwinner. I told her that people like myself and all South Africans will support her and it is not like she is on her own now that Senzo is not around,” SowetanLIVE quoted Chicco Twala as saying.

During the cross-examination of Meyiwa’s friend, Tumelo Madlala, Longwe’s name came up again. According to the Sunday World, the court heard that it was Longwe Twala, who allegedly shot and killed Senzo Meyiwa and ran off.

According to the publication in a statement presented to court Madlala said: “It was for the first time to see Longwe Twala, and I did not tell anyone or the Meyiwa family that Senzo was killed by Longwe Twala, because he did not have a firearm with him, instead he ran away.”

Tweeps have weighed in on Twala’s visit to the Meyiwa and pointed out how odd it is that he is coming at such an opportune time.

In May, Chicco told Newsroom Afrika’s Xoli Mngambi, that the people who were inside the house when Senzo was killed know the truth.

“I was not part of the eight people. I think the people who know the truth are my son, Kelly Khumalo, and the rest of the guys who were there. Because those people are conscious. Someone cannot be shot in their presence and they are all silent about it. They know who killed Senzo, my son knows, Kelly knows and everybody knows,” he said.

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