A father who slept with and impregnated his student without knowing she was his daughter does not know how to tell the baby he is his father and grandson. According to report, A former teacher at a school in Mpumalanga, South Africa, Alfred Mokoena, is in a dire straight and has been cracking his head on how he would tell his son that he is also her grand father, reports African Eye News Service. Read more from StreetGist:
The retired teacher dilemma stems from the fact that four years earlier, he had taken advantage of a 16-year-old girl who was his student and had gotten her pregnant, not knowing that the girl was actually his daughter from a fling he had some years back. According to Mokoena who has apologised for his behaviour, he only regarded the girl as his student, not knowing that she was his biological child.
The ex-teacher said he only realised he had been having sex with his own daughter following DNA tests that were conducted after the baby was born in 2012.
“I took advantage of my daughter because she was my pupil and respected me as her educator. She was young and was supposed to believe whatever I said to her. I am sorry for the fact that I didn’t even bother to look for her all these years while I knew I had a child who lived not so far away from where I live.”
Mokoena lived in Swalala village and taught at Shabalala village, where his daughter Nonhlanhla Nxumalo who is now 20, lived with her mother and stepfather. Mokoena said he initially denied impregnating the girl in 2011 because the information would ruin his reputation as a teacher. His daughter, Nxumalo, confirmed that she wasn’t aware that Mokoena was her biological father when they were still seeing each other.
“I didn’t know he was my dad. I just knew him as my teacher until I fell pregnant. It was when he asked for DNA tests that we both found out we were related. I was shocked and wouldn’t have made it if my family hadn’t supported me.” She said her biggest fear was that her son would become disabled because of all the things she heard about children born of relatives.