Senzo Meyiwa's paternity puzzler

2014-11-16 15:00

Senzo Meyiwa’s family wants a baby boy who’s allegedly the slain footballer’s child to undergo a paternity test.

They are also publicly questioning whether the child’s mother is lying.

Last week, the Sunday Times revealed that, just a few days after Meyiwa (27) was shot dead in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, a woman had come forward with a little boy she said the Bafana Bafana captain fathered.

At the time, the Meyiwas said they’d accept the boy – but now they’ve decided to play it safe.

“We are worried that every woman might come and fool us claiming they have Senzo’s child, especially now that Senzo is no more,” said a family member who asked not to be named.

That’s why they’re asking the 30-year-old woman to conduct a paternity test on the child.

The boy’s mother could not be reached for comment this week and it’s not clear whether she will agree to the test.

The Meyiwas seem to be tired of fielding questions about the footballer’s private life.

Family spokesperson Jabulile Buthelezi erupted when City Press contacted her for comment.

“Can you media please leave us alone? We are still mourning as a family. Why don’t you ask us how we are doing after Senzo’s passing?” she fumed.

“Tell that woman [the child’s mother] to take her son to his real father. That woman is bored.”

Meyiwa’s father, Samuel, who has been outspoken in the wake of his son’s death, was also not prepared to discuss the child’s paternity.

“Sorry, I can’t comment. I’ve lost a son. I’m still mourning,” he said on Friday.

Meyiwa’s partner, Kelly Khumalo, who was with him when gunmen attacked them in her mother’s home on October 26, also refused to comment.

The Sunday Times reported that the baby was a few months old.

Khumalo referred all questions to her manager, Eugene Mthethwa, who told City Press: “This has little to do with [her new] album and Kelly will not comment.”

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