Suspended SuperSport United star Kuda Mahachi has claimed that the boy he allegedly abused is not his son.
The Zimbabwe Warriors winger claimed that he carried out secret DNA paternity tests, which proved that 4-year-old Diego is not his.
He accused his ex-wife, Maritha Ndlovu, of having sired the child during an adulterous relationship with a cross-border courier/transporter locally known as oMalayitsha.
The Zimbabwe Warriors forward was suspended by SuperSport United FC following reports that he scalded Diego with boiling water, allegations he denies. He alleges the 4-year-old boy was assaulted by goblins.
Diego sustained injuries which resulted in his right foot being amputated.
Mahachi is also alleged to have smuggled the minor back into Zimbabwe through another malayitsha to avoid facing justice in South Africa.
In the letter addressed to Maritha on May 9, Mahachi’s lawyers Tanaka Law Chambers, said:
Our client further advises us that you were angered again by the fact that he took a child you alleged was his for 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 ferry groceries to you. Equally, we are advised that for a number of years, our client has been maintaining this child.
Speaking to the Sunday World, Maritha said Mahachi was crazy. She said:
He is mad. When I saw the letter, I was shocked. The child is his.
I have never cheated on him with a malayitsha. Those allegations are laughable.
Mahachi is also facing allegations of domestic violence after Marita filed a case at Norkem Park police station in Kempton Park, South Africa.
According to Maritha, Mahachi broke her hand and assaulted her following a domestic dispute when they were still together.
However, Mahachi’s lawyers are claiming that all the charges are frivolous. They accused Maritha of plotting to tarnish the SuperSport United star’s image as payback for ending the relationship