Liar Ndlovu caught-out with woman he denied
When confronted about the secret mistress in March 2004 after our sleuths spotted the two disappearing into his Sheffield apartment on several occasions, Ndlovu told New Zimbabwe.com: “I meet a lot of people…the person you refer to might have been to my house, but I don’t remember meeting her.”
We also sent Ndlovu photographs of the 22-year-old Alice Thabulo, who also goes by at least FIVE other names. But Ndlovu suffered memory lapses, steadfastly denying he had ever met the woman, let alone sleep with her.
New Zimbabwe.com today revisits the story, and can reveal:
• Ndlovu LIED that he had never met Alice
• Paternity tests PROVE that Ndlovu fathered a child with Alice
• He has been ordered to pay maintenance by a Randburg Court in South Africa
• He has now fathered FOUR children with DIFFERENT mothers
The latest developments are a major blow to Ndlovu who has been trying to put his faltering football career back on track at South African Premier League club Mamelodi Sundowns.
Ndlovu, despite being the highest paid footballer in the South African premiership has struggled to reproduce the form that made him a household name in England, first with Coventry City and later Sheffield United among other clubs.
The Randburg Maintenance Court last week ordered Ndlovu to pay R1 900 in monthly maintenance fees after tests proved that he was the father of Thabulo’s child, the fourth known child he has fathered with a different mother.
Efforts to contact Ndlovu were fruitless on Tuesday. Ndlovu’s sister, Thoko, who lives in Coventry, declined to comment and referred all questions to his brother.
Ndlovu split from South African pop singer Sharon Dee late in 2003. Sharon bore Ndlovu a son, Benjamin, after the two were introduced to each other by a top Zimbabwean DJ in 1997.
Ndlovu’s first child, Natalie, is now 13 years old and lives in Zimbabwe. Ndlovu also fathered another child with a Harare woman, Amina Esof, who has sought the intervention of a Harare court to compel Ndlovu into paying maintenance.
As revealed in our story in March last year, Ndlovu met Alice - who also uses the surname Miya and is also known by several names including Msalinyana, Nkululeko and Tamang – late in 2003, before she moved in with him while he was still playing for Sheffield United.
Alice had left South Africa in a cloud of smoke after an alleged multi-million rand fraud, the charges later dropped by the Scorpions for lack of witnesses.
In South Africa, she dated TV host Nimrod Nkosi and at one time claimed she was pregnant with triplets, leading Nkosi to pour huge sums of money into her account, only to discover it was all a lie.
"I was very embarrassed when I discovered it was a phantom pregnancy, I went into depression and shut everything out…but I had to deal with it," said Nkosi at the time.
She also sold Nkosi several dummies, claiming at one time that she had inherited R16 million from her late father, and producing faked receipts to substantiate her claims. When Nkosi dumped her, she tried to get him fired by SABC, claiming he had cheated on the Road to Riches game show by putting his relatives, a claim which SABC flatly rejected.
Arriving in the UK, she lived in London, and then moved to Sheffield. Friends say she didn’t want to work, and had an insatiable love for the phone, at one time running a £500 bill calling Zimbabwe when Peter was on national duty. She never paid the bill.
When we interviewed her last year, she broke down and begged to be left alone. Her mother also stepped in, screaming abuse and threatening New Zimbabwe.com with unspecified action.
She said at the
time: “I have done nothing wrong. Whatever happened in my past,
whatever mistakes I made, I have paid dearly and I apologise. Please
let me be," she said.
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