Man claims to be Malema’s father

MorningAfrica, 29 January 2014


71-year-old Samuel Manyapye, an impoverished scrap metal collector claims that he is Julius Malema’s father.

He apparently lives in a shack at Mohlakaneng, an informal settlement on the far side of Nelson Mandela Drive, which cuts through Seshego township outside Polokwane in Limpopo with his wife Rahaba (45).

“Yes, I am Julius Malema’s father,” he told Drum magazine.

“He’s my son. But he doesn’t care about me and when he passes me in the street in one of his big cars he looks at me as if I am a stranger.”

“I want to reconcile with the boy – he’s my flesh and blood, but he wants nothing to do with me. It hurts.

“I would die a happy man after sitting down and having a talk with him.

“I can imagine how he feels and I don’t blame him.

“I deserted him and his mother when I went to work on a gold mine in Orkney, but he’s still my son.”


12 thoughts on “Man claims to be Malema’s father

  1. Suits him right, now that Malema has made a name for himself he suddenly recognize him as his son? I can imagine his expectations, a big car, a mansion … Since he deserted Him when he went to work at some gold mine he should have at least built himself and house out of the gold he dug all those years while Malema had to succumb to being raised by a single mother. He was supposed to be there if not physically then at least help out financial. Making a woman pregnant doesn’t make a man a father. You have to raise a child to be recognized as a father. Let it be a lesson to all man who dumps woman with children, they grow up and make something of themselves, when they do dare not to suddenly expect a relationship. He should stay in his shark and hope for an RDP just like all other poor South Africans. He didn’t only fail Malema as a young boy, he failed Malema’s mother and then failed himself dismally. He should not expect sympathy from anyone. We are the generation that is sick and tired of being sick and tired. To hell with forgiveness, some people just don’t deserve it…..

  2. Ntate Samuel Manyapye a word of advice, write to Andile at Khumbulíkhaya and tell her the sorb story maybe the Commander in Cheif might want to hear kahlekahle why did you deserted him.

    Another advice, a high sperm-count does not make you a father, fatherhood is love, care, education, advise, encouragement, teaching Gods ways to your Son.

    Sello is not your son, it was Gods plan that your sperm fertilise the oval of Malema’s Mother. And one person that has been everything to Sello is her Grandma.

    Today the maintenance court is full of claim becuase of sperm carriers like you. Go and throw yourself in the fire for all I care.

  3. I feel pity for him as a human being but that doesn’t mean my CIC should be ashamed of the people and run to rescue him, hell no, he was working,he fed himself with the goodies while Juju and his 2 women in his life struggled to raise a man that he is today. At list he’s an entrepreneur and am sure his getting pension money and if not he can run to anc,they will help him quick as a revenge to the nkandla shame. O zo ba strong madala

  4. I feel sorry for this old man. everything happens for the reason and we don’t know what was the circumstance when old man left the family. it might happen that Malema’s mother was rude and agressive towards old man because he was not working. That is way old man decided to leave them Orkney to look for the job. the bible says love your parents so that you may have more days to live. Malema must just forgive his father and reconcile with him.

  5. Sorry Bra Samuel Manyapye, you left your son at a very critical time when he needed you most. So now better not try to draw unnecessary tension, leave Julius alone.

  6. Family matters, allegations, claims need to be processed through African customary RULES! Africans are organised nation with working systems and law which the Europeans worked very hard and systematically to destroy.

    Family matters are not politics of the public space until so managed through customary process.

  7. mistakes are made,just like everybody as humans,the oldman deserves a second many are we that did the same the old man god will decide your fade

  8. A second chance should be a matter ascribed to customary processes for those involved away from the public if the affected see it fit. Family is an essential unit of a healthy public, so are its special affairs for the family only.

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