MUSICIAN Zandie Khumalo-Gumede has reacted to the Netflix docu-series, Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star.
In an exclusive interview with Daily Sun, she said she hopes her name is not mentioned without her consent.
The five-part true crime documentary series delves into the beloved soccer star’s murder, sharing insight into what transpired that fateful night when Meyiwa was gunned down in what was alleged to be a botched robbery in 2014.
According to a Netflix statement, the series features exclusive interviews with sports broadcaster Robert Marawa, former Hawks head Shadrack Sibiya, as well as Advocate Gerrie Nel and Meyiwa’s family members, who all provide an intimate look at both the life and death of the Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain.
It is common knowledge that Zandie and her sister, Kelly Khumalo, were inside the house when the incident happened.
As a result there’s been a public outcry for the state to prosecute Kelly and Zandie in order to get the truth.
In an exclusive interview with Daily Sun, she said the documentary will not solve anything.
She said: “I don’t think there’s anything a documentary can do to help the situation, it’s people just making money out of an unfortunate situation and I don’t need to clear my name for anything.”
She said she is not part of this documentary and she was never approached.
“Nobody approached me. No feelings really. I don’t even know what it’s really about so it’s hard for me to feel anything. All I’m hoping is that my name won’t be on the docie without my consent because then I will have a problem. However, my management did get in touch with Netflix management about that part. I will await feedback from them.”
Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star is set to premiere on Thursday, 7 April.
Daily Sun approached Bongani Gxekwa from Netflix and he said: “I can confirm that Zandie and Kelly are not part of the documentary. Unfortunately I cannot disclose any details beyond our statement.”