By Confidente Reporter
AWARD winning Kwaito star, David Shikalepo better known by his stage name Exit has reportedly pleaded with the family of a 16 year-old girl he impregnated to keep the matter under wraps and instead accord him the chance to financially support the teenager.
Shikalepo who was recently appointed Gender Based Violence ambassador, was in July summoned to offices of a law firm representing the teen’s mother where the latter reportedly demanded N$1 000 monthly as support. Shikalepo however reportedly said that he could only afford N$500 a month as he also has to finance his music career and studies.
Documents in Confidente’s possession written by the legal counsel on the matter deemed “sensitive” at the time reveal that the parties had verbally agreed on a monthly N$500.
“Member, her daughter and the father came into our offices for the appointment where we reached a resolution where he would pay N$500 p.m (per month). The resolution was not logged in and a file was not opened as expressed by member. Further no settlement agreement was signed either as member did not seem too comfortable with that. They agreed that once the baby was born they would then sign the agreement,” reads the document. Confidente could not establish at the time of going to print exactly when a sexual relationship between the two started, and whether she fell pregnant before or after reaching the age of legal consent.
However, Confidente understands that the girl is repeating Grade 10 at a Katutura public school and is reportedly about seven months pregnant. The girl’s mother had initially allegedly reported the affair to the law firm earlier this year after the teenager reportedly ran away from home and sought refuge from Shikalepo.
At the time, the Go To Malawi hit maker reportedly denied being in a relationship with the teenager saying that they were only good friends and that although he advised her to go back home, she refused. His version however changed when he reportedly said that “things happen.”
“This little girl ran away from home on several occasions because she was not happy living in a small one bedroom house with her mother where they shared a small bed and only had a small TV. She also said that prominent people in society had their children at her age and saw nothing wrong with her situation,” sources privy to matter said.
What’s disheartening, the sources add is that the girl reportedly refuses to get public health services saying that her unborn baby’s father is a superstar who can afford private medical services.
Confidente understands that on one occasion, City Police officers had to be called in to escort the girl back home but she somehow still managed to go back to Shikalepo’s place.
Asked about having offered to pay monthly support for the pregnant teenager, Shikalepo telephonically said, “Yes but that matter was already resolved by the lawyers.” Asked further questions about the matter, Shikalepo referred Confidente to the lawyers, “who already sorted out the matter.”
On second thoughts, in an email on the matter Shikalepo further said, “I did not attend to the offices of (the law firm) to discuss any matter related to the impregnation of a 16-year-old. I did attend to offices of (the law firm) however that was an issue unrelated to the above subject matter.
“In addition to the above I wish to state that although I am a public figure my discussions with attorneys are extremely confidential and not subject to public knowledge as such I request that your publication respect my privacy.”
The law firm confirmed that the teen’s mother is their member but declined to shed light on the matter. “As it stands she is our member but with regards to her matter it is highly confidential unless she gives us permission to speak to you,” said an official.
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