A 27 year old man has come forth claiming to be the son of Minister of Sports, Fikile Mbalula. The man who calls himself Thabang Mbalula says he was born and raised in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. The name on his birth certificate is Thabang Glen Mokwena, and according to him, that is because he uses his mother’s surname since
his father disappeared before he was even born.
We interviewed Thabang’s mother [Ntombi Mokwena] and she confirmed that in the year 1989 she met a man by the name Fikile Mbalula who was from the Free State. Mbalula came to Bushbuckridge that year for just a weekend on a church trip and they hooked up ,and she got pregnant. But they communicate afterwards as they did not have access to phones in those days.
It was only years later that Thabang’s mother started Fikile Mbalula on TV and she recalled the time they spent together some years ago. All her attempts to get in touch with the Minister of Sports failed. But she still insists he is the father. “The two look alike, look at the resemblance, you can also see it right.” Thabang’s mother said , showing us a picture of Thabang when he was young.
Thabang insists he will not give up until he finally gets a chance to meet his father and run into his arms.