Mandela driver denies he's dad
MANDLA Mandela's chauffeur is not taking allegations that he fathered a child with the chief's bride lightly.
Yesterday, Monde Dlamini released a statement describing the extreme embarrassment he felt to be "falsely" fingered as the father of Anais Grimaud's son, Qheya Mandela.
The scorned driver also revealed a few family secrets. The authenticity of the statement could not be confirmed yesterday as Dlamini was unavailable for further comment.
While Mandela last week denied paternity of the boy born to his second bride on September 1 last year, the French beauty swore he was her son's father. Grimaud fled the royal household in July to her mother's flat in Reunion Island.
Mandela has accused one of his three younger brothers, Ndaba, of impregnating his bride just a month after the wedding.
On Sunday, Ndaba was quoted as saying allegations of a love affair should be directed to the family driver. Dlamini said: "I am still shocked why Ndaba decided to target me."
Ndaba yesterday said: "I did not accuse him of an affair. I just said that he would be a good person to speak to because he spent a lot of time with the couple."
Dlamini has blamed Mbuso Mandela, another of Mandla's brothers.
"It is common knowledge that the culprit of this abomination is Mbuso, and both Ndaba and the rest of the family know this."
Ndaba retorted: "Mandla and [Dlamini] must produce evidence if they want to blame me or Mbuso."