Chicco Twala defends murder accused son Longwe Twala of killing Senzo Meyiwa
Chicco Twala has spoken to Radio 702 this week to plead his son Longwe Twala’s innocence. This week Longwe hogged the headlines when Siyabonga Miya, who is Senzo Meyiwa’s cousin, claimed Longwe pulled the trigger and killed Senzo during an altercation.
Siyabonga Miya made these claims live on national television when he accused Longwe of murdering his cousin six years ago.
Contradicting a statement that was made by the people who present that fateful night, he said that there were no robbers who shot dead Senzo Meyiwa. He added that he was shot dead by Longwe Twala who was arguing with his then girlfriend Zandi Khumalo.
“Senzo died trying to protect his girlfriend. I went to the detective Chauke’s office and he said to me that the people who were inside the house were lying,” said Siyabonga.
The former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper’s cousin made these claims shortly after it was reported by News24 that the firearm that was used to murder Senzo has been found.
As hurt as he is, Chicco has since come out to defend his son who he believes is innocent, saying he would have handed him over to the police himself if that was the case.
He spoke to the radio station saying he is confident that his son is innocent. The reason for this is because he says the two of them grew up together and were like family.
“Why would Senzo’s childhood friends defend my son? These two guys (who were present at the shooting) are Senzo’s childhood friends, they grew up with Senzo. Here (comes) a stranger who is my son, comes and shoots Senzo in front of them and they don’t tell the police on the day?”
He then asked why would Kelly Khumalo, who has a daughter with Senzo allow his son Longwe to kill the father of her child and not say anything there after. “How evil would Kelly be?”
“I would never defend a criminal. If my son is guilty and shot Senzo, I would have shot him dead. If the police never arrested him I would have killed him myself,” he added.
Chicco then added that Siyabonga is taking what he hears from social media and makes his onw conclusions. He then called tweeps haters for creating such lies about his son. Chicco did hand his son over to the police for alleged shoplifting. He stole a chocolate bar that was priced at R10.00
A petrol attendant followed Longwe around the shop and noticed him inserting a chocolate bar in his pocket. After attempting to leave the shop, the same petrol attendant caught up with the former child star and called the police.
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