Even the most successful people in their careers aren’t immune to when strange and traumatic soap-operatic events happen in their personal lives.
This was proved when Michael Mgwira, a senior corporate manager from Malawi, publicly revealed intimate details about the paternity of the four children he assumed were his.
He confirmed this after a DNA test unmasked the truth to him that four of the six children he had with his wife, Miriam were not his but had been fathered by someone else.
It was gathered that he broke the news to shocked relatives in a family WhatsApp group. He told the family to feel free to share the information as widely as they wanted saying there ‘nothing to hide’.
In the message which has now been repeatedly shared on social media platforms he said: “You may have been hearing rumours regarding what is happening with my family. This message is meant to communicate the correct position of the situation.”
He then goes on to explain that he decided to order DNA tests for his children on January 28 and received the results on March 1.
He announced the results and asked for people to pray for the children who would be traumatised by the turn of events.
He said: “I am sorry and deeply disappointed to inform you that DNA results have shown that I am not the biological father of Elton, Hellen, Kamwadi and Lucy Ngwira. As you would understand, we have a crisis in the family and as an immediate measure I have separated from Miriam while the parents discuss the way forward. Please pray for the children who shall be traumatised by this unwanted situation.”