DSD on Kelly Khumalo son allegations: ‘Wrong to name child in distress’

DSD on Kelly Khumalo son allegations: ‘Wrong to name child in distress’

The department of social development has responded to social media commentary about Kelly Khumalo and Jub Jub’s son, hailing the move as morally “wrong” and “illegal”…

Their comment comes after allegations made on Twitter that the 11-year-old boy was reportedly expelled from school. This, after he had allegedly brought marijuana to school from home.

Posting a tweet on their official Twitter account, the department tweeted: “It is wrong to name and identify children in distressed situations. Let us do better to protect all children”

Celebrity gossip blogger Musa Khawula made the allegations on Twitter.

On Tuesday, the notorious blogger tweeted: “Kelly Khumalo’s son allegedly expelled from his school for bringing marijuana to school.

“It is said he stole it from Kelly Khumalo’s boyfriend Mthokozisi Yende”. Whilst Musa did not name Kelly’s son, he did tweet a picture of the young boy.

Later that day, celebrity YouTuber Slik Talk also ran with the allegations, chastising Kelly Khumalo for being a “poor mother”.

In addition, tweeps called on Jub Jub, to seek full custody of his son he shares with the singer.


The department of social development’s tweet attracted a variety of responses from the public.

However, some tweeps questioned why this particular tasking was made public.

One tweep posted: “Quite interesting that you intervene when Kelly Khumalo’s name is in the mix. She must be highly regarded in exclusive circles”.

The department responded: “We can name a few cases for you where we intervened when a child was in distress here. We have traveled to CPT to follow up on cases we regularly get here. Children are children as long as they are within our borders and regardless of nationality. They have the same rights”.

The department also assured the public that the move was illegal too.

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