Thabani Mbatha, a 57 year old man from KwaZulu Natal claims that he is the father of local musician – Zakes Bantwini.

According to The Juice, the man 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.


zakesAccording 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.

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