Frank Buyanga, South Africa based business tycoon has approached the High seeking to change his son’s name after his former girlfriend Chantelle Muteswa registered the child in her name. Muteswa is reported to have misled the Registrar General that she does not know her son’s father.
The child is now registered in Muteswa’s name despite that the two had acquired a birth certificate in Buyanga’s name when they were still staying together in South Africa. The application Buyanga filed through his lawyers, Rubaya and Chatambudza legal practitioners says:
When the respondent obtained a birth certificate for the minor child, she misrepresented that the child’s father was not known.
The applicant (Buyanga) as the biological father of the child ought to be included in the register of births kept by the Registrar General as the father of the minor child.
Buyanga argued that it would be in the best interest of the child to indicate on the birth certificate that he was the biological father. He said:
When the first respondent applied for the said birth certificate, she misrepresented, omitted or neglected to indicate to the authorities that I am the father of the minor child. The result was that the birth certificate so issued does not indicate me as the father of the child.
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