Generations star’s love-child drama

By admin
14 May 2010

Menzi Ngubane is regarded by many as a role model: a successful actor and loving family man.

But one woman in SA doesn’t buy this perfect image: former stripper Nomzamo Hlela says the Generations star fathered her nine-year-old son.

She says she met Menzi at a taxi rank in November 2000, a few months after going to Johannesburg from KZN in search of fame and fortune as a dancer.

‘‘He came over and introduced himself,’’ she recalls. ‘‘I’m not ashamed to say I wanted to hook up with him because he was so handsome and because he was a celebrity – I knew he had connections and could take me places.

‘‘I fell for him. I was so young and I didn’t know any better,’’ she says sadly. ‘‘He started to tell me he loved me and that he’d never leave me. I started to ask him when I would meet his family or his friends. He said he would introduce me soon. He also promised to take me to his family home in eMnambithi in KwaZulu-Natal.’’

Then he suddenly he stopped calling her. That’s when she began to feel ill and was advised to have a pregnancy test. The result came back positive.

‘‘I was shocked because we were always careful. But then I remembered there was one time when the condom came off. I took pills for an abortion but they didn’t work. I took that as a sign that God wanted me to keep that child.’’

Nomzamo gave birth to Samgelo Sphesihle on 17 November 2001. Despite her efforts to inform Menzi that she’d given birth to his son he has ignored both of them, she says.

She says she doesn’t want maintenance from him. All she really wants is for him to introduce Sphesihle to the Ngubane ancestors so he will have a good life.

* YOU tried unsuccessfully to contact Menzi. Generations publicity manager Constance Mokhoantle said Menzi didn’t want to comment.

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