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KZN man claims to be Zakes Bantwini's father

2016-05-31 12:22
Zakes Bantwini (Photo: Gallo Images)

Johannesburg – They say you can choose your friends, but not your family. This is not exactly true for one man who came out of nowhere claiming that he is the father of singer, Zakes Bantwini.

Thabani Mbatha, 57, claims that he is the father of Zakes, saying he wants to be reunited with his son before he dies. Zakes, on the other hand, is not too happy about the mans allegations.

Speaking to Drum Magazine, Zakes said, “I’ve worked very hard for who I am. And now that I am up there, he pops out of nowhere and claims to be my dad. No – not at my expense.”

According to the singer, his father is Jeffery Khanyile from Nkandla in KZN. 

“Unfortunately my mother passed away in 2007 and she’s not around to answer these questions,” he said.


Mbatha, however, is not giving up, and is allegedly willing to pay for a DNA test. 

-The Juice