South Africans were thrown into confusion last week after a Zimbabwean woman, Grace Nyoka, claimed that Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is the father of her child.
The woman claimed that she fell pregnant for Malema when he was a member of the African National Congress (ANC) but was later abandoned when Juju found out that she was with his child.
“I was a maid at his house in Midrand and we used to have wild sex. He was sweet to me and promised to take good care of me. I left when I fell pregnant and when I gave birth I tried to link up with him but he refused,” she alleged.
The story first appeared on an unverified website and has since got the whole town talking. The website reported that the woman made the startling revelation in Pretoria where she came to reunite her son with his “biological father”.
Grace, who named her son Julius Jnr, said she only wants Malema to accept and take responsibility for his child. She also insisted that “Julius Jnr must also benefit from his father’s legacy.”
Another report had it that the woman vowed to leak compromising videos of her and Malema together should the EFF leader fail to take responsibility for his “son”
While BuzzSouthAfrica is yet to verify the original source of the story, what is astounding is the out-of-the-ordinary resemblance between the child and Malema.
Meanwhile, Malema has rubbished the story, describing it as a fake news. He maintained that the story was fabricated because of his political criticism against “them”.
Fake news unleashed because they can't mount a political responds to our political critic against them. Falsehood is not sustainable. #Kubo
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) February 20, 2017
He was also supported by the Home Affairs spokesperson. The source simply confirmed that the story was invented to taint Malema’s image.
“That Juju baby story is fake news … That’s the same site that claimed Minister Gigaba is deporting uncircumcised men,” he said.
That Juju baby story is fake news. …That's the same site that claimed Minister Gigaba is deporting uncircumcised men 😕
— Mayihlome (@MTshwete) February 20, 2017