SA celebs have reacted to the emotional interview of late Senzo Meyiwa's mom, Ntombifuthi Meyiwa. The entertainers expressed their frustrations over the "distasteful" press conference that the Ministry of Police held on the sixth anniversary of the former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper's death.
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Senzo was fatally shot in Vosloorus, Johannesburg on 26 October, 2014. He was slain in the presence of his bae Kelly Khumalo and members of her family. Police Minister Bheki Cele provided the progress report into the murder of the soccer star on Monday, 26 October.
Mzansi stars were reacting to Cele's presser and the clip from an interview an emotional Ntombifuthi held with Newzroom Afrika. The grieving mom called on the spirit of her son to reveal his shooter.
Briefly.co.za gives you four Mzansi celebs who reacted to Cele's interview and Senzo's mom's grief.
1. Radio Personality and Idols SA judge Unathi
"What the ministry of police did yesterday to hold a press conference on the sixth anniversary of Senzo’s death was truly distasteful. To open and dig into wounds that have not healed that they are a part of was despicable.
"Knowing that Senzo’s mom is mourning her son’s death and still has had no closure because the police have failed to solve the case was disgusting to witness."
2. Veteran actress Florence Masebe
"Grieving in full glare of a nation that forgets about your ever-present pain only to come parade your pain when it serves prevalent agendas. That must be the longest nightmare. My heart breaks for that mother. May she find the answers she seeks so her healing journey can begin."
3. Skeem Saam actress Mogau Motlhatswi
"A mother’s pain is every woman’s pain. We might not ever fully understand it but it hits us hard. #Vukasenzo and give your mother peace."
4. Mzansi actor Zola Hashatsi
"Dear #BhekiCele. What you did yesterday to the Meyiwa family on the sixth anniversary of their son's death was utterly a disgrace, distasteful and ms***ry. You are a sorry excuse of a minister and I wish you all the worst."
The stars joined scores of social media users who have slammed Cele and the police force for failing to solve Senzo's case. Check out some of the reactions from people who have reacted to the celebs' opinions about Cele.
"Heartbreaking, I cried when I saw Senzo 's mom speak. She is broken and she needs justice... I wish the truth would come out and give this family closure."
"Bheki Cele is insensitive, actually he doesn't understand his portfolio. I don't want to mention how he articulates his words when he speaks, it's a mess!"
"I couldn't agree more with you... Opened wounds unnecessarily... More of a publicity stunt, this woman's tears are so painful to bear."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Kalawa Jazmee Records has bagged a new deal with . The winner of Season 16 of the singing competition will be signed to Kalawa.
Veteran musician and one of the owners of the independent record label DJ Oskido shared the news on social media on Monday, 27 October. The star wrote on Instagram:
"We @kalawaJazmeeRecords are happy to partner with @idolsa to sign the winner of Idols SA Season 16."
The stable is owned by Oskido, Spikiri, Mahoota, Bruce Dope, Bra Don Laka and Mjokes. It is home to artists such as Professor, DJ Zinhle and Busiswa. The stable, founded in the 1990s, is also famous for producing musicians such as Boom Shaka, Bongo Maffin, Thebe and Trompies, among others.
The show has parted ways with Gallo Record Company after three years.
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