AFRO-POP star Lesego Reetseng’s baby mama is living in poverty and wants Sunday Sun readers to help her buy baby nappies.
His son’s mum, Mathapelo Rantsho, has begged the People’s Paper to help with diapers, clothes and baby food. This comes after her alleged numerous attempts to get the hitmaker of Viva Tau to support his kid.
Mathapelo said: “I’ve been trying to get Lesego to do what he has to do but he’s hell-bent on not doing anything. Worst of all, his mum, Pini, has told me in many occasions that Lesego owes me nothing.”
She said she took Lesego into her parents’ home when he came back from Jozi after his music career had taken a nosedive.
“He moved in with me after we fell in love. It was a luxury for him to sleep on a bed as he was used to sleep under the table at his mum’s three-roomed house in Klerksdorp, North West.
“Now he’s neglecting his child and I’m suffering on my own. The last time he saw his child was when he was still crawling and doesn’t even bother to check him. I can’t even afford to take him to the doctor when he’s sick,” said Mathapelo, who is unemployed.
Reacting to Mathapelo’s claims, a fuming Pini told Sunday Sun: “Lesego gave her R3 000 when the baby was born and we’re taking good care of the child.
“Mathapelo is evil and I can tell you right now that the baby is well-looked after. That woman (Mathapelo) is using the kid to make money. We love the baby and whenever I buy groceries (with my pensioner’s grant), I give her half thereof. Mathapelo is crazy and she’s an opportunist.”
Pini went on to ask the SunTeam: “Did you ask her why all her men had dumped her?
“It’s because she likes money and the reason she’s coming to you to ask for help is that she wants to rubbish Lesego’s name.”