A university lecturer has been saved by a DNA test showing that a one-year-and-11-month-old girl is not his biological daughter.
His ex-lover had demanded the sum of N3.17 million ($6,680) for the child’s upkeep after claiming she has lost her job.
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Reports say Nkosilathi Ndlovu, who lecturers at Zimbabwe’s Gwanda State University, suspecting the child is not his, carried out a DNA test at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Applied Genetics Testing Centre in Zimbabwe.
The results read in part: “The alleged father Mr Nkosilathi Ndlovu is excluded as the biological father of the child.
“The conclusion is based on the non-matching alleles observed at the loci listed above with likelihood ration equal to zero. The alleged father lacks the genetic markers that must be contributed to the child by the biological father. The probability of paternity is 0%”.
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However, Breater Gertrude Tayengwa Muvirimi, his lover, has rejected the report, claiming she was not there when the test was carried out. She insisted the child is Ndlovu’s, who she claims earns a $40,000 monthly salary.
Nomsa Ncube, presiding magistrate, dismissed Muvrimi’s claims, saying the respondent has produced a paternity test result which showed that the probability of his paternity is zero percent.
Reports have put paternity fraud in Zimbabwe at 70 per cent.