Kelly Khumalo: 'It takes real courage to hear the worst about you & still walk with your head held high'

09 January 2021 - 11:00
By Masego Seemela
Singer Kelly Khumalo is still unfazed by the hate.
Image: Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images Singer Kelly Khumalo is still unfazed by the hate.

Kelly Khumalo has spoken about how her tenacious spirit gets her past the negativity thrown at her.

The singer took to Instagram this week to share a snap of herself looking radiant. In a caption she wrote that she was a “god that was downgraded to a queen”.

It takes real courage to hear the worst things about you and still walk with your head held high, After all, I am a god that was downgraded to a queen,” she wrote.

The reality TV star opened up in August last year about the hate she got after the death of her daughter's father, former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.

Senzo was gunned down at Kelly's family home in Vosloorus during an alleged house robbery in 2014.

In an interview on MassivMetro, DJ Sbu asked Kelly what she would say to Senzo if she got the chance to do so.

“I don't know what to say. I think what I want to say is: 'I would have been better off with you alive than gone,'” Kelly said.

In an episode of her reality show, Kelly detailed how Senzo was always in her corner and never judged her.

“My life took a turn for the worst and I've never really thought that in my existence I would be hated by so many so intensely,” said the singer while she battled tears.

“Senzo was one of the people who never gave up on me no matter what. I drove him crazy, he drove me crazy, but there was never a point where that man would give up on me. Nothing was worth him giving up on me.

“At first I thought maybe if they find the killers I would feel better and maybe my life would change, but I realised that even that will not bring him back. That will never allow my daughter to have a father or me to have someone I call family, a friend who is there no matter what, irrespective of my shortcomings,” she said.