Four months after the death of Hip Hop sensation Cal_Vin, his mother is still to get answers to the questions that torment her – who killed her son and why?
Born Mgcini Nhliziyo, Cal_Vin died on 25 October 2020 after being hit by a white Mazda Familia when he was making his way home from a night spot in Emakhandeni.
The multi-award-winning rapper was in company of his girlfriend Michelle Maphosa and other two male friends.
On Tuesday 2 March, Cal_Vin’s mother, Sinikiwe Luphahla, said she went to the police to find out the latest on her son’s death.
She feels let down that not much progress has been made in the investigations.
“This issue (Cal_vin’s death) is giving me sleepless nights because I don’t really know what transpired that day.
“Ever since Mgcini died I have been dashing to the police so that I keep up with the investigations. I am not a mother who gives up, if I do so, Mgcini will not be happy where he is resting,” said Luphahla.
She continued with a heavy heart, “Yesterday (2March) I went to the police station to check how far they have gone with the investigations. The police who attended me said they have sent DNA samples to Harare for further investigations.
“It seems this case will take long to be solved because they (police) said they don’t have power here (in Bulawayo), the case has since been forwarded for a national investigation,” said Luphahla.
While Luphahla is still to come to grips with her son’s death, her granddaughter, Khloe, gives her comfort as she sees her late son through his daughter.
Khloe, often visits her grandmother on weekends.
“She is always here at home (Nhliziyo household in Luveve) on weekends. Her father’s awards are displayed in our sitting room.
“She always plays with these awards, sometimes she drives them on the flow and say these are my toys I was bought by my dad,” said Luphahla.
At Cal_vin’s final send off at the 5000-seater Amphi Theatre a lot of promises were made to honour the late musician. The Mayor of Bulawayo Solomon Mguni promised to give Khloe a housing stand, while Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards organisers pledged to pay Khloe’s school fees.
“I once paid a visit to the Mayor’s office in connection with the stand that was promised to the child and I was told he is a busy man.
“Mambazo (Simon) and his crew (RoilBAA organisers) also promised to pay Khloe’s fees, I pray all these promises amongst others come to fruition,” said Luphahla.