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Footballer says child burned is not his

SuperSport United attacking midfielder Kudakwashe Mahachi has dropped a bombshell claiming the child he allegedly scalded with hot water was not his own but the product of his ex’s adulterous affair woman with Zimbabwean grocery vending machine.

He also said that Martha Ndlovu tried to extort R2.5 million from him and force him to buy her a house and threatened to tarnish his name by falsely accusing him of abusing her if he did not comply with his demands.

Mahachi was suspended by his club after Ndlovu alleged he scalded their child with hot water and smuggled him out of the country to avoid possible prosecution.

In a letter written to Ndlovu on May 9 by footie lawyers Tanaka Law Chambers, Mahachi said a paternity test revealed he was not the biological father.

He said he discovered the child was fathered by a Zimbabwean ‘malayitsha’ (grocery distributor) whom he sent to deliver groceries to Ndlovu in Zimbabwe.

“Our client further informs us that you were again angered that he took a child you claimed to be his for a DNA test and the test revealed that the child was not his and confirmed that the child belonged to one of the malayitshas that our client used to transport groceries to you.

“Similarly, we are informed that for several years our client has maintained this child,” reads the letter from the lawyer that we have seen.

Ndlovu opened an assault case against Mahachi at Norkem Park Police Station after alleging he assaulted her and broke her hand after accusing her of cheating on him.

She said that after assaulting her, he locked her in their home and denied her access to her mobile phone for four days.

She said that after locking her up, Mahachi took her to OR Tambo International Airport and sent her to Zimbabwe. She said when she returned that she had filed a complaint against him.

Lawyers said Ndlovu fabricated the charges to tarnish the footballer’s reputation after he sneezed at his demands.

“Our client informs that since you and him separated, you have been on a rampage to destroy him and more specifically his career as an international football star.

“It is alleged that you did this multiple times and the method you used is the same in all instances.”

They said that when Mahachi refused to comply with her demands, Ndlovu reported it to the police and went to Mpilo Hospital in Zimbabwe under the pretense that she was seeking medical attention for her alleged injuries.

They said the visits to these public facilities were a calculated maneuver to create documents to support his false claim and coerce Mahachi into giving in to his demands.

“Despite all these efforts, our client has not yielded to your demands for extortion,” the letter read.

Speaking to Sunday World from Zimbabwe, Ndlovu denied claims the child was fathered by a grocery store driver.

“He is crazy.

“When I saw the letter, I was shocked. “The child is his.

I have never cheated on him with a malayitsha. These allegations are laughable,” she said.

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Ngwako Malatji