Chicco Twala Stripped of National Orders Nomination Over Senzo Meyiwa Murder Case Allegations

Chicco Twala Stripped of National Orders Nomination Over Senzo Meyiwa Murder Case Allegations

  • Music producer Chicco Sello Twala had his National Orders nomination revoked due to alleged involvement in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case
  • Twala denied involvement while his son has been accused of the crime
  • The National Orders are South Africa's highest awards, but Twala's revocation has drawn attention to the unresolved Meyiwa murder case

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Chicco Twala loses his National Orders nomination.
Chicco Twala has been stripped of his National Orders nomination amid links to Senzo Meyiwa's case. Images: @metrofmsa Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images
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Legendary music producer Chicco Sello Twala has found himself embroiled in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case, which cost him a prestigious National Orders nomination.

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The businessman recently revealed that he was approached by an official from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office, asking for his profile, and later informed that he had been nominated for the National Orders.

Alleged involvement in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case and its impact on Twala's reputation

However, when the nominees were announced, Twala’s name was conspicuously missing from the list and he later discovered that his nomination had been revoked due to his alleged involvement in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case.

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The official Twitter account of the South African presidency wrote:

"The Grand Patron of National Orders, President Matamela @CyrilRamaphosa, with the 2023 recipients of National Orders at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Tshwane. #NationalOrders #LeaveNoOneBehind"

The music mogul has vehemently denied any involvement in the case and has expressed disappointment that he is being associated with something he didn't do.

The ongoing investigation into the murder case and its unresolved status

According to Daily Sun, the Meyiwa murder case has been ongoing since the former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was shot and killed at the home of his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus in 2014.

Longwe Twala, Chicco Twala's son, has been implicated and accused of pulling the trigger on the night Senzo Meyiwa was killed.

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Chicco Twala has been vocal about his name being linked to the case, and he has maintained his innocence. He said that he was hurt and disappointed that his National Orders nomination was taken away because of an unfounded accusation.

He added that he doubts he will ever receive the award as he has already been painted as a bad person.

The National Orders are the highest awards that South Africa bestows on citizens and foreign nationals who have made significant contributions to the country.

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Twala reportedly warned Vanara that Ndlovu had sought the services of hitmen to have him killed.

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