Friday, 20 June 2014

PATERNITY RESULTS NAIL MACHESO

Aleck, holding one of his children with Tafadzwa


IT’S official!  Alick Macheso is the biological father of Fortunate “Tafadzwa” Mapako’s two children.

Results of the DNA paternity tests he underwent two weeks ago were availed by the National Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) putting to rest suspicions by Macheso that the kids might not be his.
Mapako’s lawyer David Ngwerume of Hamunakwadi, Nyandoro and Nyambuya Legal Chambers confirmed the positive results.

“Vana ndevake 100 percent. (Both are his children 100 percent).

“Tafadzwa is happy with the results because she was being accused of things she didn’t do,” said Hamunakwadi.
Asked what action they would take now that the issue of paternity had been resolved, Ngwerume said they were still to decide on the way forward.
“At the moment we have to sit down and talk before we can do anything,” he said.

Macheso’s laywer Norman Mugiya could not be reached for comment as his mobile went unanswered. However, in an earlier interview with H-Metro, Mugiya confirmed the results were out but could not give details.

“I can confirm that the results are out, we have been informed by the NBSZ to collect the results. I have not yet seen them,” he said.
The sungura ace took the two children for DNA tests after he queried their paternity following his nasty fallout and divorce with Mapako, his second wife since last November.

Macheso insisted on the paternity tests although he initially had said he was willing to look after the children.
Recently, Macheso successfully appealed to the Civil Court for a downward variation from the $1,050 he was paying as maintenance for the upkeep of Mapako and the children to about $750, after securing an affidavit which confirmed their divorce.

At law, the results will give Mapako an edge to also approach the same courts for an upward variation on the monthly maintenance.-HERALD