MALOMA: Xolile Mamba (31) of Maloma is looking for a father of her 10 year old daughter who allegedly skipped the country to the neighbouring South Africa to avoid child maintenance.
In an interview with this Swaziland News, the 31 year old woman said she last saw Mpendulo Sibande (39) of Boyane, Mbekelweni the father of her 10 year old daughter about 2 years ago and has allegedly skipped the country to avoid child maintenance.
“He used to work as a mechanic and bus conductor back in 2010, when the child was born he only gave me E 600 as child support and that was the only time he gave me money. I used to sell Tupperware in order to make ends meet.Now my daughter is 10 years old and the last time I saw her father was about 2 years ago, I asked him for money but he flatly refused.I later learnt that he skipped the country and got employed as a truck driver in South Africa. He is even boasting that we cannot do anything to him since he is not in the country, he can only be reached on WhatsApp”, she said.
Mamba added that she is now married to another man and her daughter is now staying with relatives, but her husband is kind enough to financially support her daughter and he is even paying for her school fees. Despite all this, the child needs a home and a father.
When reached for comments, Nonhlanhla Dlamini, the Director for the Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA) said it was possible to bring such culprits to book.
“We would need to get detailed information about his whereabouts so we can liaise with Child Welfare Organisations on that side of the border so he can be brought to book. He needs someone to speak sense to him so that he could start supporting the child”, said the SWAGAA Director.