- Yannick Zakri promised to pay child support once the baby was born and he has failed to do so
- Ajax Cape Town did not even know that his baby had been born
- His baby momma will be taking him to court to sue for child support
Striker Yannick Zakri of Ajax Cape Town, is accused of being a deadbeat dad by his Pretoria baby mamma.
He promised, a 23 year old Tshwane North College Student, that he would pay child support once the baby was born.
In October last year, Zakri assured Sunday World, that he would take action as soon as the baby was born and pay maintenance over to the woman in question who exposed him while he was still playing for Mamelodi Sundowns.
The expectant mom at the time, complained that she was responsible for all her medical bills and had no one helping her pay them. The baby girl was born in early February.
"This guy does not take me seriously. I tried calling him several times after the baby was born but he never got back to me nor sent a message. Instead, he blocked me from sending him messages and calling him," she said.
After her father found out she was pregnant out of wedlock, he kicked her out. The baby mamma has to live with family members.
"I now stay with my aunt. I kept quiet for a long time, even when I saw that Zakri's career was booming, because I thought he would stick to his promises to support the child. I'm really struggling, I need him to meet me halfway."
To seek relief on behalf of their child, she has headed to the court for help.
"I have decided to take him to the Pretoria Magistrate's Court because I don't know where he lives. I will be using the Ajax Cape Town address to provide to the court so that they can send him summons."
Initially the mother of Zakri’s child, was willing to settle the matter out of court.
"He is taking me for some dumb bimbo, like the ones he is used to running around with. I preferred we came up with an arrangement out of court but now he is not being serious, so I'm left with no choice but to go to court," she said.
Accordingly to Shooz Mekuto, Ajax Cape Town, Zakri’s newborn child is news to the club as they were not aware of the child.
"We are not aware as the matter was not brought to us. Also, we don't discuss our players' personal lives," said Mekuto.
Sunday World called and sent WhatsApp messages and SMSes to Zakri but he did not respond.
"He is the one who said I must keep the child and now he is not keeping his end of the deal," the baby mama added.
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