Man demands child maintenance refund after DNA test proves he is not the dad
Batani Montsho (32) pleaded with the court to be given the right to conduct DNA tests after his former girlfriend Stella Gaobolae (31) told him during an argument that he was not the father of the child she had previously made him support.
His request was granted and the tests proved that he was indeed not child’s biological father.
Appearing before the Thamaga customary court recently Montsho demanded that Gaobolae pay him P10 400.00 immediately.
The money, he said was the expenses he incurred when he paid for impregnating Gaobolae (damages) and the money he used to transport his parents to the woman’s place and back to go and see their grandchild soon after he was born.
Giving details of how he came to demand a DNA test, Montsho said Gaobolae uttered that he was not the father in a heated argument when he wanted to know why the child was transferred from one school to the other without his consent.
“She transferred then child from Thamaga without my consent. When I demanded to know why, she told me that the child was not mine after all so she didn’t need my approval.
I set out to prove for myself whether she was speaking out of anger or not.”
Quizzed as to why she had tricked Montsho into taking care of a child that was not his for the past eight years, Gaobolae said that Montsho knew all along that the child was not his but decided to look after it anyhow.
“When we met I was one month pregnant and I did not hide anything from him. Montsho told me to keep it a secret between the two of us.
He told me that he will take care of the child and that he was going to marry me,” she said.
She further told the court that she decided to introduce the child to his biological father after Montsho had disappeared and no longer paid maintenance.
“I was surprised and shocked to hear that he was married somewhere.
I was even more flabbergasted when he resurfaced after two years and wanted to be involved in the boy’s life.
He should also pay me for wasting my time with false promises,” She said.
Montsho dismissed Gaobolae’s claims as lies and the case was postponed to end of the month.