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My story: I pay child maintenance, but my baby mama got married and won’t let me see my child

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He pays child support but ha not been able to see his daughter for five years after baby mama remarried.
He pays child support but ha not been able to see his daughter for five years after baby mama remarried.
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He only speaks to his biological daughter on the phone when his baby mama allows him to. Mthobisi (38) has been paying child support of R3000 a month ever since he and his ex- fiancé parted ways five years ago.

“She tells me I am not allowed to see the child because of the stepfather,” says Mthobisi.

“I understand she is married and has moved on with her life, but I have every right to be a father in my child’s life, and I don’t disregard the hard work that the stepfather is doing either,” he says. “Why would another man not allow me to see my child?” 

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