via LATEST: Macheso is the father! | The Herald June 19, 2014 by Jonathan Mbiriyamveka Entertainment Reporter
It’s official. Alick Macheso is the biological father of Fortunate “Tafadzwa” Mapako’s two children.
Results of the DNA tests were availed by the National Blood Transfusion Services of Zimbabwe putting to rest suspicions by Macheso that Maneesha and Alick Junior might not be his children.
Tafadzwa’s lawyer David Ngwerume of Hamunakwadi, Nyandoro and Nyambuya Legal Chambers confirmed the positive results.
“Vana ndevake 100 percent. Both are his children,” he said.
“Tafadzwa is happy with the results because she was being accused of things she didn’t do.”
Asked what action they would take now that the issue of paternity has 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 NBTSZ 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 his second wife Tafadzwa since last November.
Macheso who is the humanitarian ambassador for Zimbabwe Red Cross Society insisted on the paternity tests although initially he had said he was willing to look after the children regardless.
Recently, Macheso successfully appealed to the Civil Court for downwards variation from the US$1050 he was paying as maintenance for the upkeep of Tafadzwa and the children to about US$750, after securing an affidavit which confirmed their divorce.
At law, the results will give Tafadzwa an edge to also approach the same courts for an upwards variation on the monthly maintenance.