Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has said he will father more children if he so wishes to and that he takes good care of his 18 children revealing that he pays over US$25 000 school fees per term for his children, The Sunday Mail reports.
Temba’s outburst comes amid a nasty breakup he is having with his former girlfriend who took to the press last week and accused the Norton legislator of being in a homosexual affair with his friend and making money through extorting people.
Responding to the Australian based philanthropist Susan Mutami, Mliswa said:
Yes I have 18 children, and I love them very much. I am proud of them and I take very good care of them. Each term, I pay school fees of about US$25 000 because all my children attend top schools. I have 13 girls and 5 boys.
We are six in our family but my brothers and sisters have just one or two children. So it is my duty to grow the clan. Our family is blessed. We have two legislators in Parliament and I count that as a blessing from God to my family
Temba then seemingly took a jab at Mutami and said he usually dates mature women :
People are different. I mostly date mature women, who are professionals and know what they want. Most of them come to an understanding with me just to have children and not get married. I have seen many marriages failing and I see a lot of cheating happening in marriages, so the marriage institution is not as sacrosanct as many people want to claim. What most people do not know is that in addition to my 18 children I take care of 600 other children through the Temba Mliswa foundation. This is in addition to other philanthropic projects that I carry out in my constituency
Mliswa has said he is planning to sue Mutami who has been very vocal about their relationship and what went wrong between them on social media.
Source: The Sunday Mail