Senzo Meyiwa Murder Trial: Tumelo Madlala Grilled For Keeping Netflix Payment For Himself

There appears to be no end in sight to the drama surrounding the trial of the Senzo Meyiwa murder case, with the recent revelation that Tumelo Madlala, Senzo Meyiwa’s friend, kept for himself the money he got from Netflix, which did a doccie on the slain Bafana Bafana goalie.

Tumelo was cross-examined by Zandile Mshololo, defence counsel to one of the accused, Fisokuhle Ntuli. She made it clear that she found his action shocking-taking money from Netflix but not sharing any with the late goalkeeper’s widow, Mandisa, and his child.

Tumelo admitted receiving money from Netflix but claimed he’d forgotten exactly how much he received; he also admitted that not only did he not give any money from the Netflix largesse to Senzo Meyiwa’s window, he didn’t share it with anyone back home. He kept the whole money for himself.

Mshololo put it to Madlala that there was actually no intruder in the house on the day Senzo was killed, but he insisted it was a blatant lie—there was an intruder and one of them had a firearm.

Senzo Meyiwa was murdered at the home of his then-girlfriend Kelly Khumalo in 2014. His death has remained a mystery since, with his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo named as a suspect at some point.

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