- A man had long suspected that he may not be the father of his 10-year-old son
- A paternity test confirmed that he was not the biological father and he had no idea how to deal with the findings
- His plight was shared via social media and South Africans weighed in on the matter
Social media users recently learnt of a man who found himself in a difficult situation.
The man had a 10-year-old son, but had reason to question the boy's true paternity.
His worst fears were realised as a paternity test proved that the boy was not his biological son.
He was distraught at the findings as he loved the boy dearly and knew the results would tear the family apart.
Twitter user Man's Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) shared a tweet which detailed the man's situation and South Africans were keen to dish out some advice.
Many felt that the father should carry on as if nothing happened to avoid tarnishing the relationship with the boy.
However, there were others who called on him to take the mother to task for her infidelity and deception.
Rawson Sales Patner (@GodfreyN22) commented, "I would make sure the mother knows that I know of her infidelity, but keep it a secret from the boy until he is older it's not his fault."
Bheki CEO (@Bheki_CEO) added, "You may not be the father but you are the dad. Continue with the relationship with your God given son. Write down the discovery, how you felt when you found out and state your intentions. State the date of this discovery. Present it to him later in his life when he is an adult."
@pohmthokoh said, "But our justice system should punish women for this."
Bra J (@Bra_J) said, "My guy you started this suspicions now you know the truth handle it like a man and confront the perpetrator and the innocent kid with the truth they deserve to know... While on it test the other kids too before she tells you the real thing."
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