Kelly Khumalo picking up the pieces

Khumalo says she can't focus on what people are saying or thinking about her right now.

Afro-Pop singer Kelly Khumalo. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - Slain Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa's girlfriend Kelly Khumalo says a month after his murder, she is focusing on her career and putting her children first.

Last month the soccer star's death sent shockwaves throughout the country and made international news headlines.

Meyiwa was shot and killed while he was visiting Khumalo's mother's house in Vosloorus on 26 October.

Video: 'Senzo my number 1 fan'.

The police's investigating skills have also come under the spotlight after the only suspect in the case was released due to a lack of evidence.

Khumalo said she's been keeping herself busy with work and her new album.

"It's not so much about talking about what happened, I would like to refrain from it. My focus is on my album."

Khumalo said she cannot focus on what people are saying or thinking about her right now.

"At the end of the day, I'm the one who has to take care of my children and pay the bills. I have to pick up the pieces and carry on with my life and no one will be there for me."

Asked if people understand where she is coming from as a mother, Khumalo said she doesn't seek people's approval.

She added she wasn't ready to talk about the footballer's murder and won't entertain what the public say about her.

"I'd like to believe I'm a feminist and there's no one who can understand women's' issues better than me, as a woman."

Yesterday, the singer called a press conference at Universal Records in Rosebank to promote her single Asine.

The song is about a woman who is accused of killing her husband and during the court case, she kept saying "it's not me, it's not me" (asine, asine).

Asine is a Venda word for it's not me.


Gauteng police earlier confirmed to Eyewitness News that the Meyiwa murder investigation has hit a dead-end and they will now rely on information from the public for any breakthroughs.

The police's Neville Malila said the trail has gone cold.

"We don't at this stage have a specific individual. We've issued identikits of possible suspects, but at this stage we don't have any information that can lead us to a specific individual to make those arrests."