Is Bafana Bafana striker Thuso Phala an "unfit" father?
The talented soccer player has apparently been labelled an "unfit father who dodges his responsibilities."
This is according to sources close to the player and his baby-mama Katleho Chantal. Sunday World is reporting that the player allegedly gave his Katleho the boot after she told him she was pregnant.
Katleho gave birth to a baby girl three weeks ago, and insiders say that Thuso hasn't bought nappies or formula for his baby.
Thuso denied claims that he dumped Katleho. Another source also revealed that Thuso claims only to have one child with his ex-girlfriend.
Meanwhile, his publicist Nana Mashego allegedly begged the newspaper not to run the story as she felt it would tarnish his reputation and damage relationships he has through endorsements.
Nana rubbished claims that Thuso was an unfit father. "Is there any man in this day and age who does not look after his kid? Thuso is looking after his kid even though he is no longer with Katleho," she said.