Sello Chicco Twala is one of the most celebrated music producers in South Africa who shot to fame in the 1980s and has managed to remain relevant in his lengthy career.
Since 2014, Chicco Twala’s son has been trending and not for very good reasons. Here is everything we know about Chicco Twala’s son and his role in Senzo Meyiwa’s case.
Who is Chicco Twala’s son and what does he do?
Chicco Twala’s son who has been in the news waves is called Longwe Twala. He first came to the limelight in 2014 after being mentioned in Senzo Meyiwa’s death.
Not much is known about Longwe Twala except that he was involved with Kelly Khumalo’s sister- Zandie Khumalo and the two dated in 2014 and were together during Senzo Meyiwa’s death.
The education and career background of Chicco Twala’s son is unavailable and it’s unclear if he followed in his famous father’s footsteps in the music industry.
In a past interview, Chicco Twala revealed that his son struggled with drug addiction and that prior to Senzo Meyiwa’s he had been receiving treatment at Elim clinic and that his health had improved and he was overcoming his substance addiction.
However, the tragic death of Senzo Meyiwa seemingly shook Longwe and it wasn’t long before he took back to drugs.
When Senzo Meyiwa’s murder trial commenced in April 2022, it was revealed that Chicco Twala’s son- Longwe was in rehab. He recently came out of rehab and he is ready to talk about what happened on the evening when Senzo was killed.
Read also: What became of Senzo Meyiwa’s house?
Chicco Twala’s son and the Senzo Meyiwa case
On the evening of 26th October 2014, Senzo Meyiwa who was the goalkeeper for both Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana was shot dead at Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s house in Vosloorus in what was assumed to have been a robbery gone wrong.
On the said evening, the slain goalie was in the company of his then-girlfriend- Kelly Khumalo, her sister- Zandie and their mother- Gladness Khumalo. Other people in the house include Chicco Twala’s son- Longwe who was dating Zandie, Senzo’s friends- Tumelo Madlala and Mthokozisi Thwala and the house cleaner- Maggy Phiri.
Although five men have since been arrested in relation to Senzo Meyiwa’s murder, the five witnesses are still not completely off the hook.
In June 2022, when Senzo Meyiwa’s murder trial resumed, the defence attorney- Zandile Mshololo requested for more time to read a second docket that was reportedly opened by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
The docket reportedly names the people who were in the house during Senzo’s death as suspects- including Longwe. Mshololo demanded the state to explain whether there had been a misjoinder or if there were supposed to be ten suspects in the docket.
Shortly after coming out of rehab early in July 2022, sources close to Longwe Twala revealed that Longwe is now a clean man who is ready to tell his truth about what happened during Senzo Meyiwa’s murder. We can’t wait to hear his side of the story.