Buthelezi: no comment on 'love children'

2010-09-14 00:00

INKATHA Freedom Party president Mangosuthu Buthelezi would not comment “now or in the future on malicious rumours that have a bearing on my personal life and my family”.

This follows a report in City Press on Sunday that he fathered several children out of wedlock from 1948 to 1974.

In a statement yesterday, the IFP leader dismissed the report as an old rumour peddled by his political opponents.

The City Press story quoted four men who made claims that Buthelezi fathered them and abandoned their mothers and that he had failed to pay maintenance for their upbringing.

The mother of one of the men was also quoted in the story and alleged that she had other children with Buthelezi, but she refused to give their names.

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