The Masked Singer SA detective and Idols SA judge Somizi Mhlongo has reassured his friend Kelly Khumalo of his unwavering support for her. During the All4Women Music Concert at the weekend, Somizi – who was MCing the event – showed Kelly Khumalo love.
Somizi Says He Will Stand by Kelly Khumalo
While introducing the Bazokhuluma singer on stage, he said: “Please make some noise and welcome my sister that I love with all my heart. I love this woman. This woman stood for me when I couldn’t stand, stood with me when I couldn’t stand, and I will stand with her no matter what.” Somizi has also reassured his fans that Kelly would still be performing at his show titled Shades of Pink at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni on 19 August.
Haunted by the Senzo Meyiwa Murder Trial
This comes as the Empini hitmaker continuously faces backlash amid the rebooted Senzo Meyiwa murder trial which will enter its sixth week on Monday, 21 August, at the North Gauteng High Court. Kelly was the Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper’s girlfriend when he was killed in her presence at her mother’s house in Vosloorus on 26 October 2014. As such, she has been haunted by cancel culture, especially as more and more witnesses take to the stand to testify.
Last month, and again this month, she was removed from the line-up of two events; A Tribute to Women and The Maseru Jazz Festival; due to complaints from patrons. The mother-of-three has also been clapping back at netizens who have been calling for her to be cancelled from the entire entertainment industry.
Despite these challenges, it’s clear that Kelly Khumalo has a strong support system in her friend Somizi Mhlongo.