Mandela ‘lovechild’ still trying to prove claim

Johannesburg - A woman, who claims to be the lovechild of former president Nelson Mandela, is still trying to prove her claim and secure her "rightful" place in his family, The New Age reported.

Onica Mothoa, 66, said she would not give up her fight for recognition despite being disregarded by the Mandela children.

"I have tried everything - even took the bus to Cape Town. I have also tried going to the house where Madiba lived. They would not let me in," she was quoted as saying.

Mothoa's mother apparently met Mandela when she was a domestic worker in Pretoria. Her family "forced her" to go into hiding after she became pregnant.

Mothoa alleged Mandela had the affair while he was married to his first wife, Evelyn Mase.

Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela said Mothoa had not approached him for help.

"Maybe she has not been using the proper channels. If she says she was chased away from the family, who from the family chased her away?" he asked.

The former statesman died at his Houghton home in December at the age of 95.

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Sipho Friek Van Tonder 2014-08-05 09:56:22 AM
Guess mandela was a real man
Shrian Ramsamuj 2014-08-05 10:13:21 AM
DNA test, and then there is no denying anything.
Stephanes Heunis 2014-08-05 10:22:42 AM
Vusi Sithole811 2014-08-05 10:22:42 AM
Perhaps it was a one night stand
Miles Lancmore 2014-08-05 10:49:56 AM
She is fighting for the piece of the cake.
Mandy Pannack 2014-08-05 10:55:42 AM
Have a DNA test done. Then they can't dispute you rights
Sifiso KF 2014-08-05 11:04:38 AM
The over rated man left all this mess unresolved people behind the brand has trying so hard to keep the matter under carpets for benefit of respect . I first heard about this two years back . it very sad story
Josephine Medupe 2014-08-05 11:21:37 AM
i don think shes lying,truth has the way of coming out. Old people knew how to keep secrets?Many people don know their Fathers only to find out its a Neighbour or Uncle
Jankie Phalla Caswell 2014-08-05 11:22:22 AM
Hiding a child is nt good doesnt mean u dont respect u marrage bt everybody affraid of society living with nt god i dont know why let love our kids bcz is blessing from god nomatter hw they come
Deon Du Plessis 2014-08-05 11:29:06 AM
Simple DNA test will prive all. But even if it comes back as a positive match, I doubt it will EVER be made known to the public.