Someone said the hardest thing to be in the world is a black, strong woman. And every day I see proof of this.
A viral video which appears to show musician Mampintsha assaulting longtime girlfriend and singer Babes Wodumo has dominated headlines since it emerged on Monday. South Africans have been vocal in their shock over the incident and have called for justice.
I watched Kelly Khumalo and Senzo Meyiwa’s names ride up the Twitter trends list in the same way, as people continually abused Kelly for the lack of answers in the Senzo case.
Kelly, the mother of Senzo’s last-born child, has largely been on the receiving end of all the frustration and anger surrounding Senzo’s unsolved case. Constantly, Kelly has received hate that should be directed at the police.
See, Senzo was killed in October 2014 at Kelly’s family home. Among those in the house at the time were Kelly, her sister Zandi, her mother Ntombi, her son Christian, Senzo’s friends Tumelo Madlala and Mthokozisi Twala, and Longwe Twala.
Today (it’s been more than four years since Senzo was buried), with the loud promise from the police and the justice system to bring his killers to justice, the case remains unsolved.
Earlier this week, TimesLive reported that Siyabonga Miya, Senzo’s cousin, had been campaigning outside the SAPS headquarters in Durban to remind Bheki Cele of his promise to finally bring Senzo’s killers to book.
This after the police minister announced publicly during a television interview in January that the mystery of Senzo’s death would be solved before Easter.