SuperSport United winger Kudakwashe Mahachi reportedly tried to conceal his four-year-old son’s burns from his ex-wife Maritha Ndlovu.
B-Metro reported a close relative of Mahachi as saying the South African-based footballer instructed his relatives and the caretaker of his Cowdray Park suburb house not to take him to the hospital.
Upon the child’s arrival in Bulawayo from South Africa, Mahachi allegedly ordered his relatives to keep the boy at his house and give him home treatment.
In an interview with B-Metro, Mahachi’s close relative who did not want to be named in the report said his sisters and the grandmother refused to keep the child at home. Said the relative:
Mahachi did not want the child in hospital. He told the caretaker and his sisters and grandmother not to take him to the hospital.
He said he will provide money for the child to be treated at home.
However, the sisters and the grandmother refused to keep the child at home after the caretaker called them to Cowdray Park.
They called the child’s mother (Maritha Ndlovu) and a decision was made to take the child to the hospital.
Mahachi is said to have been left seething with anger when his son was taken to the hospital. He reportedly sent only US$600 for medical bills. Added the relative:
He felt betrayed and he did not hide his anger. He didn’t want the mother and the world to know what he had done to his son.
But, there is no way they could hide such injuries. The child was going to die in their hands.
This issue has divided the family and Mahachi is no longer in good books with his sisters and grandmother and he is not taking their advice.
Mahachi told B-Metro that he is paying his son’s medical bills but refused to comment further.