Robert Marawa and Zoe Mthiyane (Social Media)
Johannesburg- Sports personality Robert Marawa has come under fire yet again for allegedly being a '"dead beat dad."
Robert's baby-mama, Zoe Mthiyane, is reportedly dragging him to court over maintenance payments. This comes hot-on-the-heels of an open letter, which she penned to him in April.
The letter detailed the pain and challenges Zoe had to endure in order to raise their son as a single mother. The letter also included written proof of futile attempts to build a relationship between Robert and his son.
Zoe's open letter was in response to a newspaper article where Robert claimed that he wanted more rights to his son, which his legal team was working on.
Robert also claimed that his attempts to reach out to Zoe were met with silence. According to Sowetan Robert is set to appear in court on 10 July, where Zoe is hopeful that the matter will be resolved.
The actress is reportedly demanding R 24 572 a month for the maintenance of their son. This includes costs for school fees, groceries, aftercare, clothes, lodging and extra mural activities.
"This is the last resort for me. I waited a long time to get here. I'm hoping to get a positive result for the sake of my boy. When you have a child, you don't dream of being a single mom, and what we are going through is stressful but necessary. I want the best for my boy. I have had to mother up," she told the paper.
Zoe explained that she didn't just get the figure out of thin air and firmly believes that any man who can afford to have a child should step up.
Robert told the paper that getting access to his child is what is most important for him, and he's not here for the media attention. "I've always sought to gain access to my son and that's what's important to him. People seeking to defame me will be dealt with…my lawyers are dealing with this issue and access to my son remains paramount," he said.