Actor defaults on fees
FORMER actor Seputla Sebogodi has been ordered by one of his ex-wives to surrender the custody of their child or face the full wrath of the law.
This comes after the boy was kicked out of boarding school last week because the actor allegedly defaulted on his school fees.
In an exclusive interview with Sunday World, the mother, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the child, confirmed that she had engaged her lawyers about reclaiming custody of their son after he was kicked out of the school.
I have asked for legal advice from my lawyers about the matter before taking further action,” she said.
But Sebogodi said his ex s claims that the child was kicked out of school because he was in arrears were untrue.
I don t know what you are talking about. Phone the school and check if the child is not at school,” he said.
The school s administrator confirmed that the child was kicked out because of non-payment.
The child s fees were behind by two months and we kept him out of school until the money was paid. It would have been unfair to other parents who are paying to keep him at school even if he was behind with his payment. But the money was paid on Wednesday, he said.
The mother said that although she had other challenges with Sebogodi, who played Kenneth Mashaba in the soapie, about the wellbeing of their son, his dismissal from school lit the blue touchpaper.
I was shocked when he phoned me and said that he had been kicked out because he was behind with his school fees. I then went there and paid,” she said.”
Sebogodi had promised to pay the arrears after she confronted him, she added.
She said she surrendered the child s custody and cancelled the maintenance order she obtained against Sebogodi about three years ago after the actor promised to take care of the boy.
She said Sebogodi, who works and lives in Joburg, then farmed the child out to his relatives in Limpopo.
Now my child phones me and said he was stranded because they kicked him out of school. I can t be happy with that,” she said.